I think I learn best by learning lots of cool licks, getting proficient at them, and then finding ways to apply them in different contexts (which includes breaking them down in my head theory-wise, and modifying them).
I have been improving my overblows, but I only really developed a couple of licks with them. I'm wondering if anyone can point me to some videos and other resources that might teach some licks involving overblows?
Generally, I play in 2nd position, but I'm pretty comfortable in other positions
Pretty much what Winslow said - that's the approach that will yield the most licks. Take what you know and shift it into the middle octave.
If that exercise is hard, then it means you may not have as good a grasp on how the notes lay out. The big ones to commit to memory, at least if you're targeting overblows, are: - Three draw half step bend = Six overblow = Ten blow bend - Two draw half step bend = Five overblow = Nine blow bend - One overblow = Four overblow = Eight blow bend
Jason definitely has OLD videos on lick doubling\tripling as an overall concept. Really it's a very powerful concept and one worth exploring always.
If you want a musical example - maybe dig up Adam's videos on Watermelon Man. It's a lot of fun to play and gets you working with 6 overblow repeatedly. ---------- Ridge's YouTube
I've been working on playing first position minor blues using i, iv, v, all minor 7th chords. That has allowed me to become more proficient using all the possible overbends, both overblows and overdraws.
Last Edited by ROBERT TEMPLE II on Oct 08, 2020 11:37 PM