Great idea with the licks sub-forum! I think I'll be posing here a great deal because writing these things out and explaining them forces me to understand them better.
A nice Jimmy Rosenberg Micro lick over the B section. Works great over all rhythm changes based songs and others with a similar B section (such as Stomping at Decca)
One thing about the Dutch style is at faster tempos that they like to preserve the DUDUDUDU 8th note pattern whenever possible (with the exception of switching strings -- always D), even when there are three notes on a string. This is done via hammer ons and pull offs. Notice the triplet in the first measure, and beginning of the second measure.
I think that this is the key to pulling off a lot of those licks with speed and good timing.
For visual aid, Jimmy does this lick twice (in various forms) in the video here:
And the powertab file here:
Its a really quirky and not-too-difficult lick that shows off an interesting use of whole tone over dominant 7ths:
Sorry about the screwy stroke markings. Powertab is weird like that. Assume its a downstroke unless otherwise noted.
And the power tab file:
http://www.darkmindshosting.com/~anouma ... micro2.ptb
for the jimmy, it's important to know the shapes that come with the licks, or else you want know how to use it in different keys / chords
good job on picking up the pull offs, most people often over look that , it's not just typical of the dutch, they often all do it like that , it allows you to keep the D on the downbeat whenever possible