Watch the Sweet Rake online guitar lesson by Fareed Haque from 30 Beginner Jazz Licks You MUST Know

This lick outlines Abmaj7 or Fm9 depending on which note you call the root. The rake is a classic jazz guitar sound, an effective way to play a triplet quickly across the strings, and much easier than trying to pick each note individually. Make sure you keep a relaxed picking hand and group all the string-crossing notes in one stroke. This lick goes down the strings, but also try reversing the lick and going up across the strings.