Here’s a quick breakdown for each of lick:
Lick 49: John Lee Hooker Style
This is fairly difficult, as it takes a degree of time and practice to develop the right feel for this unaccompanied John Lee Hooker style chord vamp. Check the tab and take your time, using a light palm mute on the low notes.
Lick 50: Bouncy Feel
Again, the ‘bouncy’ feel takes a while to get right, but the feel is more important than slavishly following the tab. If things sound a little rough, this might even be the effect you want! Sounds like this matured into the more sophisticated Texas shuffle so beloved of SRV.
Lick 51: David Gilmour Style
From the David Gilmour school of Minor Blues, this Pentatonic phrase is simple to play, but the legendary Gilmour feel can be a little more elusive. Nailing details like the staccato notes and quarter-tone bends helps a great deal. Again, don’t just follow the notes – concentrate on your touch here.
Lick 52: David Gilmour Style 2
This is double-tracked for a subtle chorus effect on the CD. The approach is similar to Lick 51, but using more gain, a harder picking attack and the bridge pickup. Keep the timing and delivery nice and neat, so don’t rush and remember to leave the spaces – don’t be tempted to fill them!