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Contrary-motion Licks and Turnarounds
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Contrary-motion Licks and Turnarounds

This is one of the more "acrobatic" techniques on the guitar, and incorporates some of the "octave" techniques of previous lessons.

Contrary motion means just what it says: positions and licks that are made possible by the lowering of one string, while raising the other. Licks are discussed in 2-string spreads, as well as 3 and even 4-string spreads.

We also take a look at the use of a pick, or pick and finger as well as thumb-only picking to help you explore this fun and interesting new technique.

Great for fills, backup work and soloing too.—Arlen Roth

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Arlen Roth

Music lesson pioneer Arlen Roth is the quintessential guitarist. An accomplished and brilliant musician — and one of the very few who can honestly say he’s done it all — Roth has, over the course of his celebrated 35-year career, played on the world’s grandest stages, accompanied many of the greatest figures in modern music and revolutionized the concept of teaching guitar. Read More...

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