Exploring Legato Guitar Playing
Do you want to add fast, smooth, melodic licks to your playing but have troubles synchronizing your pick to your fingers? Legato playing is a great alternative to picking every note that I, along with many other guitarists, personally use every time I pick up the guitar.
Join me in this lesson today as we explore trills, a staple of blues and rock intros; a great movable blues lick; and the famous climatic moment from the solo on the Dire Straits song “Sultans of Swing.” The mechanics you will discover through working on these examples will unlock a whole new style of playing that will have you playing fast, melodic lines in a flash!
Grab your guitar, pick up the free PDF, and let’s get this new technique into your hands!
0:00 – Start
0:31 – Lesson Intro (get the tabs downloaded here!)
1:39 – Part 1: Trills
3:13 – Trills Between Two Fingers
5:11 – Part 2: Movable Blues Lick
7:35 – Examples In Different Octaves
8:19 – Part 3: “Sultans of Swing” Lick
9:23 – Breaking It Down
12:18 – Closing Notes
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