Improve your String bending, vibrato and legato // Another Guitar Show Episode 15

In this episode Andy and Thomas talk about how a range of guitar techniques, such as vibrato, bends and legato, can help you phrase and inevitably ensure that you sound better!

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WHAT IS PHRASING: THE KEY INGREDIENT 

It is very likely that the main reason your favourite player IS your favourite player, is due to their phrasing. It is a combination of the vibrato, bends, legato and many more techniques that all intertwine to make a unique sound. We will look at these three techniques separately before putting it all together with some examples.

Phrasing lesson links 

Click these links to see Andy's detail lessons on the following topics

JAM 1: MAJOR PENTATONIC LICK

The main lick that Thomas is basing his solo on is tabbed out below, which is a super simple and super cool lick. However, as the boys chat about, it's only cool because of the phrasing... The use of the bends, vibrato and legato. Such a great example! the lick uses shape 4 of the pentatonic scale in C major, as shown below.

JAM 2: F# ROCK

Andy chooses a really cool, Chuck Berry style lick, to demonstrate the impact of phrasing on the guitar. This lick is based in the F# minor pentatonic shape and is tabbed below. Give it a try!