Guitarist Tip Of The Week 3

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Here's a fast funk lick that includes scratched notes and off-beat phrasing.

Take care with picking hand dynamics, as the chord stab and pitches need a decent attack, but the scratched notes should be softer. Exaggerated scratches reduce authenticity and make you sound amateurish.

Gear Used: Fender Stratocaster, Line 6 Super Clean, compression and reverb

This tip, played by BIMM's Jamie Hunt, originally appeared in Guitarist issue 326

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