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Watch the Lazy Articulation online guitar lesson by Tom Wolfe from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know

The previous lick demonstrated the use of articulation to create a snappy or edgy musical phase. There are other ways to play in a swinging fashion, but with a laid back quality and feel. This lick offers a very lazy or laid back style. It also introduces another articulation known as a ghost note. In the musical notation, the tones with 'X' noteheads are ghost tones. These tones are implied and slighty struck with the pick, but not of equal intensity as the other tones in the phrase which helps create that lazy feel.