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As warned, here comes another Funkadelic lick; this time definitely from Gary Shider. At the onset of "Cosmic Slop" after the tribal drum intro laced with Em moments of brawn, Shider comes out swingin' with a solo that sets the pace for this rocker (Funkadelic was very much a rock outfit). Named for the bend type this lick exploits, this ditty will have you changing your 14th position F# minor pentatonic scale into an array of phat-sounding whole step bends. The real gold here is how Shider milks these few notes (he plays just three), showing you it's not about how many notes you play, but what you do with them.