Flower of Desert - Neoclassical/Oriental Guitar Lick

 

This slow beautiful  lick will bring truly middle eastern atmosphere to your solos.

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In the first version of the lick I use string bending technique.
All three notes of the lick are played using bending in curtain way: bend --> release --> bend sequence.
Second note here belongs to harmonic minor scale and it contributes the most to that typical "Egyptian" sounding.
On the third note after the bending sequence I add some vibrato. It also sounds very cool with feedback effect on

it!

In the second version I use hammer on/pull off technique to perform trill like sounding on each string.

version 1 guitar tab
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Flower of Desert 1 - guitar lick in oriental/neoclassical style

version 2 guitar tab
Am

Flower of Desert 2 - guitar lick in oriental/neoclassical style