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Watch the Thunder Down Under online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Thunder Down Under - Lick 49 is a video guitar lesson presented by James Hogan and is sourced from 50 Jazz Rock Licks You MUST Know.


Australian guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale is a true innovator. His fluid sweep picking technique and fiery economy picking flurries have won him acclaim the world over. Not to mention the fact that he's held down the guitar chair in Chick Corea's Elektric Band longer than anyone in the group's history.

This lick features the use of sweep picking through a pair of Major triads; a harmonic concept commonly used in jazz. While not an actual Gambale lick it's my personal nod to Frank's influence. In fact, I recently played this lick while trading solos with Frank on record. It was both humbling and inspiring to trade licks with one of my personal idols and the master of sweep picking!"