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Guthrie Govan
20 ODD TIME
LICKS: Vol.1 5/4
Lick 1

JTC SAYS:
GENERAL NOTES
Playing over unusual time signatures can be daunting, because the familiar rhythmic
signposts are different. The “shape” of 4/4 is second nature to most of us, but we
often have trouble relaxing over other time signatures. We play carefully, counting
the beats and trying to fit our phrases around the 5, 7 or whatever.
But this can make you sound awkward. You’d never play like this in 4/4, starting
every phrase on “1” and ending on “4”, right? We play across beats, across bars,
starting and ending phrases on different beats. The goal is to do this with odd time
signatures, and this comes with practice, so we hope you can learn from Guthrie’s
solos here.
LICK1
All these licks are in A minor, and Guthrie uses two main scales as a basic
framework... A Dorian (A B C D E F# G) and minor pentatonic (A C D E G). In the
first phrase here, he adds the flat 5th (Eb) to the minor pentatonic for a bluesy
sound. Note how he shifts briefly into a little “outside” phrase in measure 3, quickly
resolving by shifting down again to Dorian notes.

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That way. The “outside” notes might sound quite uncomfortable if you’re playing slowly through these solos..com . tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol. www. Guthrie always resolves back into the Dorian or minor pentatonic scales.jamtrackcentral. so it’s good to work on longer phrases if possible. you hear the “outside” notes in context..1 5/4 Lick 5 JTC SAYS: He we have a legato line based on A minor pentatonic (A C D E G) which becomes more complex and starts to descend chromatically.

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Instead of 7-9- 10 on the D string. other notes are interspersed into the line. And finally. The simplest approach is in measure 2.1 5/4 Lick 6 JTC SAYS: This lick is a good beginner’s guide to adding chromatics.jamtrackcentral. we have 7-8-9-10. where Guthrie takes a simple C-B-C cell and then extends it chromatically upwards to the F# at the 19th fret.. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol..com . where you simply fill in the gaps between scale notes. A more advanced version of this can be seen across measures 3-4. we have 7-8- 9. in measure 1 there’s a chromatic descent but it’s not simply linear. and instead of 7-9 on the G string. www.

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Guthrie Govan
20 ODD TIME
LICKS: Vol.1 5/4
Lick 7

JTC SAYS:

There are dual themes of quick (but accurate) slides and different sized bends in
this lick. Once again, note how Guthrie sets up a rhythmic pattern, but comfortably
spreads it across the bar lines. BUT... he’s not just playing freely. He always knows
where the “1” is, as we see in measure 5, when he lands squarely on first beat for the
final bend.

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.1 5/4 Lick 8 JTC SAYS: The main thing to take from this lick. and learn to move smoothly between those positions! The beauty of the guitar is that you can play the same notes in many different ways.com . tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol. learn your scales in ALL positions.. Guthrie also freely blends the minor pentatonic (A C D E G) and Dorian (A B C D E F# G) here.jamtrackcentral. and you’ll get different sounds because of the string thickness and fretboard position. www.

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just a simple chromatic position shift which quickly resolves in the next beat. creating a more bluesy sound.com .1 5/4 Lick 9 JTC SAYS: Guthrie makes extensive use of the flat 5th (Eb) here.jamtrackcentral. www. There’s also a brief skip into “outside” territory near the end of measure 2.. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol..

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tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.. www. Guthrie mixes in that scale quite a lot in these licks.jamtrackcentral.1 5/4 Lick 10 JTC SAYS: If you’ve ever studied the playing of Robben Ford. you’ll know that he often uses an alternative form of minor pentatonic with a major 6th instead of a minor 7th (so A C D E F# for the key of A minor here).com . but check out the line in measure 1.. it’s an Am6 arpeggio (A C E F#) that creates an even more perfectly distilled Dorian sound.

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com . either on the PDF or with a pencil on a print-out.1 5/4 Lick 11 JTC SAYS: This lick is almost entirely A Dorian. www. you can see which are the outside notes and think about why Guthrie might have chosen them. If you’re studying these solos in detail. This way.jamtrackcentral. except for the outside notes in measure 4. it may be an idea to indicate the scale notes (A B C D E F# G). tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.

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This is where you simply add the chromatic note immediately above or below the scale note. www. for example) or briefly add it as an ornament (the quick 7-8-7 in measure 1).1 5/4 Lick 12 JTC SAYS: Lots of chromatic neighbour notes here.com . You can use it to quickly slide up or down into the “target” note (the 3-4 slide at the start of measure 3.jamtrackcentral. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.

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so you can play the kind of horizontal lines in measures 1-2. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.com . And remember what we said about learning your scales in all positions? When you’ve done that. www. it’s time to learn your scales ALONG each string.1 5/4 Lick 13 JTC SAYS: The chromatic notes in measures 3-4 provide a more advanced version of what we were talking about in Licks 11 and 12.jamtrackcentral.

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1 5/4 Lick 14 JTC SAYS: This is possibly the most technically demanding lick here.. the structure of that fast line is not too advanced. This is where chromatics are great for legato playing. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol. However..com . www. you simply have more notes available.jamtrackcentral... it’s all Dorian (A B C D E F# G) using chromatic passing notes to fill the gaps.

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www.com . creating a cool outside moment.jamtrackcentral.1 5/4 Lick 15 JTC SAYS: There are lots of interpretations for the opening phrase. but we could think of it as the B blues scale (B D E F F# A). It creates a great melodic variation over the Am backing. Guthrie also squeezes in a little B major triad on the 3rd and 4th beats of measure 4. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.

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Eric Clapton used to do this with Cream.1 5/4 Lick 16 JTC SAYS: You’ve probably done the Chuck Berry type “unison bend” lick. and it sounds very cool. right? In this lick. www. where you might bend D to E on the G string and then play the regular E note on the B string.. Guthrie does a variation by playing both the bend and the regular note on the same string.. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.com .jamtrackcentral. always slightly edgy because it’s almost impossible to play every bend perfectly accurately.

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when you feel comfortable. sliding back up to the B. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol. start by omitting the A note (5th fret) and just playing 10-9-8-7. quickly reach down and grab the A note. www.1 5/4 Lick 17 JTC SAYS: The only difficult thing about this lick is the stretch in that first Am9 arpeggio.jamtrackcentral. If you find it difficult.com . Then.

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The static A minor backing gives a great opportunity to experiment with other scales. and he’s using E minor pentatonic at the start of this lick.. That scale contains the notes of A minor pentatonic (A C D E G). Guthrie used B minor pentatonic (or blues scale) at the start of Lick 15. www. Basically. and a really cool thing to try is “pentatonic substitution”.jamtrackcentral. a legato E minor triad. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.com .1 5/4 Lick 18 JTC SAYS: Again. we start with a tricky stretch. You just create a different “sound world” because of the notes you’re NOT playing.. But it also contains two other minor pentatonic scales. and you’ll still be within the A Dorian tonality. our home scale is A Dorian (A B C D E F# G). E minor pentatonic (E G A B D) and B minor pentatonic (B D E F# A). That means you can use all three of those pentatonic scales.

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Cool! www. then bends it to C#. returns to C and pulls off to B. because it uses bends.com . Guthrie starts off bending C to D. then bends A to Bb and returns to A. he then bends A to B.1 5/4 Lick 19 JTC SAYS: There’s a nice chromatic descent at the start of this lick. although it might not be obvious from the Tab.jamtrackcentral. At the end of measure 2. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol.

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but Guthrie clips them short. Each note essentially lasts for three 16th notes. and then moves to a 3-against-4 feel in measure 4.1 5/4 Lick 20 JTC SAYS: We’ll end with a lick that initially looks deceptively simple. tab Guthrie Govan 20 ODD TIME LICKS: Vol. Guthrie is working in a triplet feel in measure 3. so there are gaps.jamtrackcentral. www. There are some very interesting bends and position shifts within the familiar Dorian framework and then things get rhythmically interesting.com .

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