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This is a lick that is very reminiscent of Brian Setzer's playing. The main concept behind this one is to approach each chord tone from a half step underneath. What makes this cool though is the use of fretted notes ringing into open strings to create a dissonance, or sometimes unison. It works very well at faster tempos, in slower tempos the dissonances are a little too exposed. Unfortunately, it’s very key sensitive, you want to make sure the open strings you are playing work with the chords you are playing over.

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