Lick Of The Week
Browse our licks of the week.
Rock and/Or Roll – Lick of The Week
This week, David Freeman shows us a classic rock riff with some staple Blues-Rock features, such as minor to major 3rd hammer-ons, blues notes, and sliding three-note chords.
Guitar Gymnastics – Lick of The Week
This week, Lee Chamberlain demonstrates some guitar gymnastics in this lick that leaps across the fretboard from arpeggios in one octave to arpeggios in another.
Slippin’ Through Shapes – Lick of The Week
This week, Emiliano Bonanomi takes us through a slippery little lick in A minor that shows us how moving between scales shapes can really open up the fretboard.
Steppin’ In Style – Lick of The Week
In this week’s lick, Nick Manners is steppin’ in style with slides and hammer-ons through the shapes of the A minor pentatonic scale in this triplet infused lick.
Chicken Pickin’ – Lick of The Week
This week Lee Chamberlain blazes through some country and blues licks all the while snapping and attacking the guitar strings with that distinctive chicken pickin’ sound.
Building Licks – Lick of The Week
This Week Nick Manners gives us a fantastic lesson on building licks into a full solo by using call and response and variations in the licks that follow a repeating phrase.
Pentatonic Patterns – Lick of The Week
This week Emiliano Bonanomi shows us a straight up, no-nonsense pentatonic lick based around a three-note pattern with lots of pull-offs, bends, vibrato and hybrid picking.
Country Bends – Lick of The Week
This week Lee Chamberlain makes his Lick of The Week debut with some country-style bends using common triad shapes from C major based around chords I, IV and V.
Naturally Minor – Lick of The Week
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.
Pentatonic Phrasing – Lick of The Week
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.
Slap and Pop Guitar – Lick Of The Week
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!
Texas Blues Shuffle – Lick Of The Week
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.
Blues Guitar Basics – Lick Of The Week
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.
Slap Guitar & Harmonics – Lick Of The Week
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.
Blazing Blues – Part 4 – Lick Of The Week
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!
Blazing Blues – Part 3 – Lick Of The Week
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.
Blazing Blues – Part 2 – Lick Of The Week
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.
Blazing Blues – Part 1 – Lick Of The Week
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.
Rhythmic Dyads (Blues) – Lick Of The Week
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.
Funk Rock Kind of Thing – Lick Of The Week
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.
Dis-Chord (Progressive Metal) – Lick Of The Week
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.
Modal Metal – Lick Of The Week
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.
Nuno Your Business (Blues Rock) – Lick Of The Week
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.
Single String Slides (Metal) – Lick Of The Week
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.