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Two Similar A Dorian (w/b5) Lines

In this Psycho Licks installment, I'm presenting a pair of A Dorian (A-B-C-D-E-F#-G) lines—both of which are executed in 5th position, and make ample use of the almighty “b5” (the note “Eb,” as it relates to “A”) chromatic note.

Since both lines involve carrying a certain motif across the fretboard (a repetitive pull-off pattern) and make use of a fairly consistent picking pattern, I've written in the specific fret-hand fingers used, as well as the picking I used. But feel free to make any adjustments necessary, to make it comfortable for you!

Once you get comfortable with both licks, try improvising using some of the patterns you come across. You'll probably notice that the “patterns” used pretty much involve working between two strings at a time. The motif used in Lick#1 starts on the highest string of each string pair, while the motif used throughout Lick#2 kicks off with the lowest string of each string pair.


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Here's Lick #2!

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(*You can hear the lick SLOW by clicking HERE*)

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