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Licks for acoustic and classical guitar

We can learn much from practicing licks from recordings or transcriptions. Most material we will find is more fit for electric guitar.

When using electric guitar  open strings will be avoided most of the time. Also we find very few examples of combining two or three melodies in counterpoint. Even few guitarists use chord and melody like pianists do using left and right hand.

These are examples of licks, especially thouhgt for classical (or acoustic) guitar with counterpoint ideas, walking bass or chords and melody. Also advantage will be taken from the open sound and possibilties of the open strings.

Also some licks from the classical literature are "borrowed".

1. lick Dm-C7-Bm7-E7(b9)

2. licks and excercices combining bass and melody lines based on scales and standard II - V - I progression