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Watch the G Ionian 1 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 50 Modal Licks You MUST Know

I've moved our focus to a new key now. It's still an Ionian progression but in the key of G to give you some musical variety.

This lick consists of diatonic major and minor 6th double-stops that descend down the fretboard on the 4th and 2nd strings.You can add in the open G string to each double-stop if desired, thus creating open string triple stop ideas. There will be less clarity to the phrase by adding the G unless you use a cleaner guitar sound of course.

I'm using my fingers to articulate this lick and would advocate you do the same unless you are a monster flat picker! You'll notice the phrase has a really nice accent on the upbeats which gives a very distinct style to the idea. Again, rhythmic phrasing is just as important as the notes you choose so pay attention to that when creating your own ideas.