101 Licks – Licks 17-20 (Rock)

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

Lick 17: Dan Huff Style

This line seems to be very common among session players. Dan Huff, Mike Landau, Carl Verheyen and many others have used it extensively. It features lots of bending, legato and slides and will always sound great over a power chord or a Cm/Cm9 chord.

Lick 18: Jimmy Page Style Riff

Jimmy Page also had a variety of playing approaches during his time with Led Zeppelin. As well as Blues and Rock he loved acoustic Folk and ‘World’ styles. This is a typical Page-type riff. Jimmy would often play riffs based around the Blues or Pentatonic scales on Led Zep’s earlier albums.

Lick 19: Ritchie Blackmore Style Riff

Here’s another from Deep Purple and Rainbow’s legendary axeman. Ritchie would have probably played something like this during the 1980s. Note that every power chord (double-stop) is played with an upstroke to get a more aggressive tone.

Lick 20: Slash Style Riff

There’s no doubt that Slash rekindled Classic Rock style guitar when Guns N’ Roses burst onto the scene in the ’80s. This one is based around the A Blues Scale and it uses a similar picking style as the previous example. Once again, give yourself a little time to get familiar with the picking directions.

Next week we’ll start looking at Metal licks!

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101 Licks - Lick 17-20 (Rock)

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