101 Licks – Licks 13-16 (Rock)


Here’s a quick break down for each of this week’s licks:

Lick 13: Andy Timmons Style

Andy Timmons is a modern but at the same time quite a traditional guitarist. This line shows a very traditional technical approach but the choice of notes exhibits a more modern edge. This is recorded over a C power chord but it also sounds fantastic over a Cm or Cm9.

Lick 14: Steve Lukather Style

This is quite a modern line in the style of one of the great ‘musical’ rock players. It’s based around a Cm7 arpeggio but the chromaticism makes it sound quite fusiony – Luke is a huge Larry Carlton fan. Make sure you follow the picking directions and legato marks accurately.

Lick 15: Eric Johnson Style

This is a typical Pentatonic line inspired by Eric Johnson. He often plays these types of cascading Pentatonics (this one is built using group of six notes but he often uses irregular groups such as three, five or seven) at the speed of light. Approach this one slowly and build the speed over a period of time.

Lick 16: Andy Timmons Style

Here’s another line inspired by Andy Timmons. We’ve already mentioned his classic/modern playing approach and here’s a more modern sounding Timmons style lick. Note the heavy use of legato techniques such as slide, hammer-on and pull-off, often combined with bending.

Below the YouTube video you’ll find the tablature, and please feel free to ask questions or just share your thoughts in the comments.

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101 Licks - Lick 13-16 (Rock)

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