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Lead Guitar Techniques for Beginners: The Legato-Technique
on Tuesday 20 June 2006
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The legato techique is no "real" blues technique but you can hear it
very often because this technique ist used by all Bluesrock guitar
players. This is a lesson for advanced players, because you need
several techniques you learned before the Hammer-Ons and Pull-Offs.

If you play legato techniques loud and fast you can play them without
using the left hand. You hit the first note and the following notes
are only made by your fast hammers-ons and pull-offs. So there´s no
special rule for using your pick or fingers when you play legato licks!

But take care. Don´t play these licks to hard or with to much power.
Start slow and always relax your arm and fingers!

Legato Excercise
Licks 5-8 created by Fritz Mayr!
Repeat every lick several times!


Lick 1


E||------------------------------------||


B||------------------------------------||


G||*------5-----5-----5-----5-----5h7-*||


D||*--5h7---5h7---5h7---5h7---5h7-----*||


A||------------------------------------||


E||------------------------------------||



Lick 2


|------------------------------------||


|---8h5---8h5---8h5---8h5---8h5---8--||


|*------7-----7-----7-----7-----7---*||


|*----------------------------------*||


|------------------------------------||


|------------------------------------||



Lick 3


|---8h7h5-8h7h5-8h7h5-8h7h5-8h7h5-8--||


|------------------------------------||


|*----------------------------------*||


|*----------------------------------*||


|------------------------------------||


|------------------------------------||



Lick 4


|---15h12----15h12----14h12----14h12----15h12----15--||


|---------12-------12-------12-------12-------12-----||


|*--------------------------------------------------*||


|*--------------------------------------------------*||


|----------------------------------------------------||


|----------------------------------------------------||



Lick 5


|---13-------15-13-------15-13-------15-13-------15--||


|------15h13-------15h13-------15h13-------15h13-----||


|*--------------------------------------------------*||


|*--------------------------------------------------*||


|----------------------------------------------------||


|----------------------------------------------------||



Lick 6


|----------------------------------------------------||


|---18h15----15-18h15----15-18h15----15-18h15----15--||


|*--------17----------17----------17----------17----*||


|*--------------------------------------------------*||


|----------------------------------------------------||


|----------------------------------------------------||



Lick 7


|------------------------------------||


|---8h5---5-8h5---5-8h5---5-8h5---5--||


|*------7-------7-------7-------7---*||


|*----------------------------------*||


|------------------------------------||


|------------------------------------||



Lick 8


|---13h10----13h10----13h10----13h10----13h10----13h10----13h10----13h10-----||


|---------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10-------10--||


|*--------------------------------------------------------------------------*||


|*--------------------------------------------------------------------------*||


|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||


|----------------------------------------------------------------------------||



For your further Legato excercises I have included two nice GuitarPro
files on my page: The guitar solo of Lynyrd Skynyrds Free Bird, which
is one of the best legato solos. I transposed from the key G to E for
easier practicing and I have some legato licks from the Guns´n Roses
song Paradise City. If you can master these licks, you´re on the way to
become a guitar professional!

For more exercises and GuitarPro files for this lesson visit:
www.blueslessons.net


From the 12-Bar-Blues, the Shuffle Rythm and the Blues Turnarounds to
the Blues and Pentatonic Scale, to Lead Guitar techniques, Slide guitar
lessons and more. For each Lesson there are images or GuitarPro files
and midis to listen to. Each lesson can be downloaded as textfile.
PLUS: mp3 Blues Backing Tracks/Jam Tracks and Ebooks!


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