Watch the Flat 5th of Jack online guitar lesson by Jennifer Batten from 50 Ultra Intervallic Guitar Licks You Must Know
This is based on the diminished arpeggio 1, flat 3, flat 5, and dbl flat 7. Instead of playing the chord tones in order, I begin with a flat five interval sequence. On the high E string, I do an uncommon bend. I bend the D note up to E flat and then hit the E flat, then C. Normally you would tend to do that half step bend, release it, and then play D and then C. But that D note is not in the arpeggio or the scale, so it's bent immediately to Eb (an arpeggio tone). Then I did a similar unison bend of playing Ab to A, but you don't actually hear the Ab, as it’s only the A I’m going for. The bent Ab is a unison of A. I did the same move with F to Gb by bending a half step. The note F is not in this diminished scale, and you don't really hear it because it's immediately bent up a half step . This kind of bending is just used for sound effect.