Rad Reader Riff! January 2008

“Here’s a nice sounding acoustic lick,” writes Eli Garcia of Ventura, California, in a bit of an understatement.

Featuring descending McCartney-approved harmonies orbiting around a hypnotically droning open G string (think “Blackbird”), Garcia’s descriptive could easily be upgraded from “nice” to beautiful. And like most great licks, this little etude is quite easy to play. (Tips: The passage also sounds great on electric. Hybrid pickers can play it with a pick-and-fingers approach.) For his stellar submission, Eli wins three packs of Dunlop Nickel Plated Steel Strings and an autographed Kerry King MXR KFK-1 Ten Band EQ!

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