I attach a transcription of the Intimidation lick with a slight variation which has made it somewhat easier for me. Having got over the disappointment of being a downstroke escape player, I have been devising some licks which work, mostly descending pentatonic 2nps licks, and starting with an upstroke which turns out to be easier than I thought it would be - just a matter of doing it. I then decided to have a go at the intimidation lick.
Suddenly I have issues with left right hand synchonisation particularly on the B string notes, as the note groupings are a bit unusual, eg 12-15-12-13 etc. Interestingly I have notated it with an even number of notes so the pull off from 12 to 10 would then be unnecessary, although I see on the short Youtube video of @Troy playing it fast then slow, that he just picks all of the b string notes without pulling off, when playing it slowly.
In terms developing synchronisation, I wondered whether this then would be where Troy Stetina’s concept of playing in bursts comes in, for example taking a beat of 4 notes from the b string section of this lick, and playing these slowly to quickly over and over, and then adding another beat in, and so on. Is that what others are doing to try to develop synchronisation?
I don’t seem to have too many issues with the rest of the lick in relation to the left hand, other than my dreadful pinky, but I am just using Index Ring Middle which is working.
The Intimidation Lick.pdf (46.2 KB)