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In James Brown mashup #2, this lick combines the approaches to 3rds as played in "Hot Pants" and "Sex Machine". While the former captures the vibe of the main guitar riff with its bouncing from single notes to diads in Eb, the curveball is thrown by the latter. The root-to-diad pivot lick in bars 3 and 4, also in Eb, is an idea played by the Godfather himself on piano, which has been arranged for you to play on your guitar. A good idea to get the most out of each half is to play the first four bars with a pick exclusively, and the second four with a hybrid picking technique.