There's a huge distance between knowing and being able to play a lot of licks to being able to combine them on the spot. In my perspective this is the difference between the amateur and the pro: The ability to start a fast run and then to keep on playing while you change and improvise your way through the scale.
In this video and the next I'm going to give you "units of licks" that go together and that will enable you to improvise at lightning like speed. It looks and sounds like magic, but it doesn't require special abilities or talent to do it, just a different approach to practicing.
These two first licks videos are filled with licks that you can do with hammer-ons and pull-offs. We're still using the pick to change from string to string while the left hand deals with the rest.
The licks in these two videos are some of my favorite ones because they are the most comfortable to play. Your fingers will want to play them once you have them programmed in your nervous system.
There are so many licks here that you can pick the ones you like the most and focus on those until you have them handled.
In this video we'll utilize the special opportunities you get when you master the super legato technique. Because we don't have to worry about the challenges of the picking hand, we can create some incredible sequences and runs with a lot of distance in between the notes.
We'll look at arpeggio sequencing and some very impressive blues scale licks that are not that hard but very convincing. We'll keep building idea upon idea so that you can strengthen your ability to change and develop each lick.
This video is packed with phrases consisting of several sequences and licks. It gives you an opportunity to learn how to connect what you've learned into phrases that consists of both fast and slower lines. This technique is not only very effective but it also has a very fluent and distinct sound to it - I'll show you how to utilize that in a musical context.
Most top guitar players are very good at playing outside the basic timing of the music. Some guitarist play outside and are disconnected from the rhythm as much as 80 % of the time when they solo, and this technique is perfect for that. In this session I'll show you how to practice and master this essential skill.
So much fun, it's almost like cheating
The Sixth Finger Technique is a magical way of adding a finger to your left hand and getting unreal results in your playing.
This is not just a tapping thing, we're creating a new playing style that allows you to play very, very fast, and create a sound of your own at the same time.
In each of the 50 Hard Rock Shredding Licks we're going to look at what goes on from a scales, arpeggios and sequences perspective.
You will learn how to integrate many different elements into the same line or run.