This is a fast melodic theme frome one of my tunes - a bit too long to be called a lick maybe, but it got some repeating patterns and its fun to play! The cord progression to this one is mainly A - D - A - E. Aside from some fast picking, the trick to this one is getting the one-note-per-string bits, and the quick posision shifts right. (...
This was one of the first licks I learnt when learning to sweep pick. You'll typically find this type of pattern exploited by Yngwie Malmsteen in many of this solos. In the video I've played the pattern in two different ways: Firstly, I started with the lower note of the first arpeggio used a downstroke to kick things off. Seco...
www.EmotionlessMusic.net This is a whole note scale lick from one of my tunes. It features some stretchty hammer-on/pull-offs and some fast picking at the end. Played more slowly I find this to be a good warm up exercise.
I picked this little Etude up from a guitar techniques book a few years back. Very good for practicing alternate picking without playing mind numbing chromatic scales :)
A very versatile lick that can be thrown into any solo
Greg Howe uses this technique a lot when soloing to tap through a pentatonic scale... enjoy
This is the last bit of a solo section in a folk/rock/jig inspired tune of mine. The challenge here are some quick position shifts, fast one-note-per-string runs and fast hammer on/pull offs. It is however fun to play and a good string-control exercise. www.EmotionlessMusic.Net
This is an ascending run in E from a tune I'm working on, starting off with some hammer on/pull offs. Bar 2 is where things starts to get a little tricky as you have to do some quick finger gymnastics for the notes to come out clean enough. This bar is a bit awkward to play..atleast for me. www.EmotionlessMusic.Net
The intro to Hanger 18 is one of the best guitar riffs I've come across. I regularly use it to warm up my picking hand, altering the rhythm to be more of a pedal tone exercise rather than allowing all the notes to ring out from each chord like with the actual track.
If you are trying to learn sweeping picking, I suggest you start with a lick like this one. It's the first sweeping picking lick I ever learnt and I think it's a good way to get your picking hand used to the sweep motion. This particular lick is cool as it can be moved all over the fret board and sounds great in most positions. I notic...
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