Watch the Ty One On online guitar lesson by Rich Maloof from 50 Acoustic Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Combining many of the crucial techniques we've been addressing, Lick 15 also shows the value of keeping an open mind (or at least open ears) since it borrows heavily from Ty Tabor of King's X, who used a similar pattern in a metal setting. Notice that the first chord is fingered with the index and pinky -- not because we need the spread on the first chord but because it helps make for a smooth transition to the second chord. If the tempo on the Jam Track feels too fast for learning the changes, just play each chord as a whole note at first, then work in the syncopated strums.

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