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Watch the The Milk Truck online guitar lesson by David Grissom from Open Road Guitar

I called this study the Milk Truck because I am going to spend the first verse of the slow blues in G really milking some notes. I will do this by using a lot of vibrato and string bending and some string popping ideas we discussed earlier. I really want you to concentrate on milking the notes and check out the way I use the in-between notes to mimic human voice. One of the main things about milking these notes is the way it can build tension, we are kind of waiting for that note to get to its pitch. You know what's coming, but it's the tension that it builds that really makes this technique effect. On the second chorus I'm going down to low, really mean sounding open string ideas. This lick uses the open G string as a pedal tone while playing notes below that. When I get back to the IV chord I will use an open string idea with rakes and some pull offs and then finish off with some more traditional single notes with some vibrato.