Micro Lesson 224: "F Minor" Neo-Classical Lick

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 224"

This Micro Lesson works through a fast paced, "Neo-Classical," style guitar lick from the key of, "F Minor." 

The lick begins with an ascending and descending, "Fm7," arpeggio. This arpeggio leads to another with an immediate shift up the neck into a "Gm7(b5)" arpeggio that plays through up to the 2nd guitar string. 

Once up at the upper string, we get a portion of the key signatures scale with, "F Natural Minor," scale entering to promote a collection of tones from the key. 

However, the next phrase resolves into the, "E Natural," tone on 3rd string ninth fret, (borrowed from the, "F Harmonic Minor," scale). This scale promotes an effect which is the corner-stone of the Neo-Classical sound. 

In the harmony we find a recurring theme of the tonic chord, "Fm," played against the Major or Dominant 7th V-chord. This works out to being either the, "C Major," (as seen in measure one). Or, the V-chord also showing as, "C7," (as seen in measure two). 

Play the phrase slower at first. Memorize the ideas and build the phase around accuracy and clean execution. Use a metronome to build speed. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 224: "F Minor" Neo-Classical Lick