Pedal steel lick for guitar
Our first descending note is a 5 into a 5.
The pattern is played twice.
I've included some common embellishments to this interval including bends, bend releases and half step approach bends.
This intro lick includes a treasure trove of great ideas:
Though it will look like a Gmaj7th shape, against the A7 it will sound as a A13th arpeggio.
We'll tweak this pattern to incorporate a bend over the IV chord.
This gives me the ability to do some creative bends by having room on the fretboard to bend the D string up and pull the G string down.
Climbing the Fence:
Steel players love to play IV chords over I chords.
Then, we walk down to the root.
We'll slide up on the same two strings to the 5th and 2nd and again to the root and 5th.
The progression is D-D7-D6-D7.