Mick taylor techniques

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will.oconnor17

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Hi all!

Just wondering what scales, modes and note choices I should be looking at to try and play Mick Taylor inspired improv, like on songs such as 'Sway,' 'Dead Flowers,' 'Shine a light,' 'Jiving sister fanny,' 'Dance little sister,' etc., where his lead just really stands out.

Kind regards,

Will

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Hi all!

Just wondering what scales, modes and note choices I should be looking at to try and play Mick Taylor inspired improv, like on songs such as 'Sway,' 'Dead Flowers,' 'Shine a light,' 'Jiving sister fanny,' 'Dance little sister,' etc., where his lead just really stands out.

Kind regards,

Will

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: will.oconnor17

Just wondering what scales, modes and note choices I should be looking at to try and play Mick Taylor inspired improv, like on songs such as 'Sway,' 'Dead Flowers,' 'Shine a light,' 'Jiving sister fanny,' 'Dance little sister,' etc., where his lead just really stands out.

A lot of that stuff is just mixing major & minor pentatonic scales in a blues approach. Use the pentatonic boxes.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=296

Target chord tones of the chords in the song as they happen. And make melodic phrases.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=217

Learn the licks from the songs you like.

https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/artist/the-rolling-stones

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
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Originally Posted by: will.oconnor17

Just wondering what scales, modes and note choices I should be looking at to try and play Mick Taylor inspired improv, like on songs such as 'Sway,' 'Dead Flowers,' 'Shine a light,' 'Jiving sister fanny,' 'Dance little sister,' etc., where his lead just really stands out.

A lot of that stuff is just mixing major & minor pentatonic scales in a blues approach. Use the pentatonic boxes.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=296

Target chord tones of the chords in the song as they happen. And make melodic phrases.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=217

Learn the licks from the songs you like.

https://www.guitartricks.com/songs/artist/the-rolling-stones

Hope that helps!

Christopher Schlegel
Guitar Tricks Instructor

Christopher Schlegel Lesson Directory

will.oconnor17

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Thanks very much Christopher, I think these are exactly what I'm looking for

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Thanks very much Christopher, I think these are exactly what I'm looking for

ChristopherSchlegel

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Originally Posted by: will.oconnor17

Thanks very much Christopher, I think these are exactly what I'm looking for

You're welcome!

Christopher Schlegel
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Originally Posted by: will.oconnor17

Thanks very much Christopher, I think these are exactly what I'm looking for

You're welcome!

Christopher Schlegel
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faith83

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Must be something in the air. I was eyeing Mike Taylor's guitar licks on Rocky Mountain High today, gauging how much I have to learn till I can play them...

"You can get what you want or you can just get old." Billy Joel

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Must be something in the air. I was eyeing Mike Taylor's guitar licks on Rocky Mountain High today, gauging how much I have to learn till I can play them...

"You can get what you want or you can just get old." Billy Joel