Micro Lesson 277: "F Minor" Two Octave Speed-Lick

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 277"

This Micro Lesson works through a very quick Guitar Lick in the key of, "F Minor," that covers a two-octave range on the neck. 

The lick begins from down lower on the fingerboard at the first fret of the 6th string. It applies the first three notes of the, "F Minor," scale sliding from the 2nd to 3rd degrees. The 5th string comes in next at the 3rd and 4th frets playing the notes of, "C and Db." The phrase doubles back to an, "Ab" on the 6th string before carrying on to the 5th guitar string once again and moving ahead into the note of "Eb." 

At this point we're in the Vth-position applying the next octave of the, "Ab," on the 4th string alongside the, "G," note. The phrase completes it's initial run here. Pay attention to all of the hammer-ons and pull-offs, as well as, the slides. The slides are vital for the position shifts. Watch the slower run through footage in the video for the suggested fingerings. 

The second half of the run is really interesting with respect to the pedal point idea being performed. The pedal tone is off of the 4th string at sixth fret, (the Ab scale tone), and pedals against linear scale-tones of the, "G Natural Minor" scale. The scale tones are performed in-line beginning from the fourth scale degree of, "C." They ascend up the scale pedaling against an, "Ab" on 6th fret of the 4th string, until the line resolves itself at the scale tone of, "F." 

The pedal-point lick can be performed either with a pick or by using "Hybrid" picking. In the video lesson performance, I played it using, "Hybrid." Memorize the entire line prior to building the speed. Watch your fingerings too. Go for economy of motion above all else. Hope you enjoy this lick!

Micro Lesson 277: "F Minor" Two Octave Speed-Lick


  1. Awesome post. Most informative. Thx! , Super! Thanks especially for the video!