This Micro Lesson runs down a short 16th-Note "E Minor" Lick in the style of Randy Rhoads.
The lick is fast-paced and operates around the pattern of the 12th position "E Minor" scale, (E Aeolian Mode and E Minor Pentatonic).
The focus of the run places little attention upon common scale tones (like the scales tonic of "E") and instead pushes chord tones of the flat 7th and Minor 3rd. The ending tone of this lick targets the 9th of the key (F#).
Important scale effects center around how the lick flows using embellishments. These are evident in the licks articulations using hammer-ons, pull-offs and slides.
Fingering technique is straight forward offering the player an easy ability to quickly build up the speed of this run.
Highlights include the application of the Minor Pentatonic off of 2nd to 5th strings throughout measure one and into measure two.
Take your time and memorize the lick before pushing for speed. Use a metronome to get the patterns flowing smoothly and up to the right rate and pace. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 159: "E Minor" Randy Rhoads Style Lick