Watch the The G Strut online guitar lesson by Freekbass from 50 Freekbass Licks You MUST Know

With this lick, I am starting to develop something from the "top" of the run, as opposed to starting from the root note. I develop the lick based on the minor 3rd (or the 10th), using the hard mute technique I talked about in an earlier lesson.

I like lines like this because it gives them more of a melodic quality,while still being groovy. If you are vamping in the same key a lot, this will get it out of feeling like your line is based too much around the root, and open it up a bit.