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In this lesson we'll take notes from the D Minor pentatonic scale and play them over a progression in D Minor. These notes provide more of a texture for the song rather than a solid, progression-driving riff. This is another bluesy technique used often in the Nashville recording industry. You'd find this lick in a song with many layers. This would likely be buried in the mix amidst several rhythm guitar tracks, percussion parts and keyboard tracks.

I add delay and reverb along with a little overdrive for a gritty tone. You'll see that these effects take the lick and make it sound more like a background layer of a song. That's okay. There is much to be said for taste when recording a song.

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