Lick of the Day: Pentatonic-Chromatic Cascade
Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G shares a metal lick with a cascading chromatic descent.
Today's free Lick of the Day comes courtesy of Firewind/Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Gus G, who is here to show you a slick metal lick featuring a cascading chromatic decent. We'll let Gus take it away for the explanation:
"This metal lick starts with a basic minor-pentatonic pull-off run on the high E and B strings (tuned down to D and A, respectively, since we're in standard tuning down one whole step).
"When I get to the third beat of bar 1, I begin a cascading chromatic descent, wherein I slide my fret-hand index finger down the B string one fret at a time, with my ring finger simply following along on the G string, two or three frets up.
"For maximum metal effect, I like to play the last note of the lick as a pinch harmonic (P.H.), to which I apply a wide finger vibrato."
The tempo is 158 beats per minute, 120 for slow practice.
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