Lick Of The Week

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Naturally Minor – Lick of The Week#16

Naturally Minor – Lick of The Week
#16

This week Adam Welch demonstrates using the natural minor scale shape across the fretboard to combine multiple licks in A minor into a full-length guitar solo.

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Pentatonic Phrasing – Lick of The Week#15

Pentatonic Phrasing – Lick of The Week
#15

This week Joe Garrett treats us to a masterclass in combining multiple minor pentatonic scale shapes and shows us how to tie melodic ideas across the fretboard.

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Slap and Pop Guitar – Lick Of The Week#14

Slap and Pop Guitar – Lick Of The Week
#14

This week David Freeman treats us to some funky slap and pop guitar techniques with this pentatonic based riff. Watch out for off-beat accents and syncopation!

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Texas Blues Shuffle – Lick Of The Week#13

Texas Blues Shuffle – Lick Of The Week
#13

This week Tim Daley shows us a quick Texas Blues lick and riff combo in the style of Stevie Ray Vaughan that uses the classic open position E minor Pentatonic.

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Blues Guitar Basics – Lick Of The Week#12

Blues Guitar Basics – Lick Of The Week
#12

In his first lick, Adam Welch walks us through a straight up no nonsense blues lick. This one follows a typical 12-bar blues progression and is perfect for beginner guitarists.

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Slap Guitar & Harmonics – Lick Of The Week#11

Slap Guitar & Harmonics – Lick Of The Week
#11

Joe Garrett makes his Lick of The Week debut with this fun lick that uses a range of awesome techniques from bass-style slaps to leaping hammer-ons and pull-offs.

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Blazing Blues – Part 4 – Lick Of The Week#10

Blazing Blues – Part 4 – Lick Of The Week
#10

Leigh Fuge returns for his final Lick of The Week. It’s another blues one that runs through all position of A minor pentatonic and will give you your fill of hammer-ons, slides and bends!

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Blazing Blues – Part 3 – Lick Of The Week#9

Blazing Blues – Part 3 – Lick Of The Week
#9

Guest tutor Leigh Fuge returns for his penultimate lick with Veevar Guitar. This one is in position three of A minor pentatonic and features plenty of bends and hammer-ons.

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Blazing Blues – Part 2 – Lick Of The Week#8

Blazing Blues – Part 2 – Lick Of The Week
#8

Guest tutor Leigh Fuge is back with part 2 of his series of blazing blues licks. This week’s lick features some cool barring and double-stop hammer-ons using A minor pentatonic.

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Blazing Blues – Part 1 – Lick Of The Week#7

Blazing Blues – Part 1 – Lick Of The Week
#7

Guest tutor Leigh Fuge returns to walks you through his first blazing blues lick that every guitarist should know. This week's lick demonstrates a flurry of bends, slides and pull-offs.

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Rhythmic Dyads (Blues) – Lick Of The Week#6

Rhythmic Dyads (Blues) – Lick Of The Week
#6

This week guest tutor Leigh Fuge walks you through a Blues riff inspired by John Mayer. The riff features some funky rhythmical use of two-note chords, also known as dyads.

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Funk Rock Kind of Thing – Lick Of The Week#5

Funk Rock Kind of Thing – Lick Of The Week
#5

This week, Gareth Cirket walks you through a ‘Funk Rock’ lick that is all kinds of fun to play. The lick uses lots of double stops and offers the opportunity to work on subtle articulations.

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Dis-Chord (Progressive Metal) – Lick Of The Week#4

Dis-Chord (Progressive Metal) – Lick Of The Week
#4

This week, Leeds based tutor David Freeman walks you through a 'Progressive Metal' riff using C# Phrygian Dominant mode. This is a complicated one with lots of syncopation.

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Modal Metal – Lick Of The Week#3

Modal Metal – Lick Of The Week
#3

Gareth Cirket returns to walk us through a 'Metal' style lick based around some of the modes of A minor with cool techniques like harmonics, whammy bar dives and tapping.

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Nuno Your Business (Blues Rock) – Lick Of The Week#2

Nuno Your Business (Blues Rock) – Lick Of The Week
#2

This week Shrewsbury-based tutor Tim Daley walks you through a riff/lick combo inspired by Nuno Bettencourt with quick sliding double-stops in between chromatic coloured riffs.

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Single String Slides (Metal) – Lick Of The Week#1

Single String Slides (Metal) – Lick Of The Week
#1

In this first instalment, Gareth Cirket walks you through a 'Metal' style lick in A minor that uses single-string lines and techniques such as slides, bends, and vibrato.

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