Repeating Rock Licks - 5 high energy rock and metal guitar licks in the style of Slash, Michael Schenker, Zakk Wylde and others! .Get my awesome ROCK GUITAR LICK BUNDLE With full TAB and notation for this video lesson and more. GET IT HERE: https://jamesshipway.leadpages.co/video-squeeze-page-/
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Repeating Rock Licks - Slash, Michael Schenker, Zakk Wylde Style
Play repeating high energy rock guitar licks in the style of guitar greats like Slash, Schenker, Zakk Wylde and others. In this guitar lesson I'll show you how to play 5 repeating rock licks and how you can slip them into your guitar solos and kick your guitar soloing up a gear. Sound good?
Here's a breakdown of what you learn in this video:
0:15 Hear me solo using some of the repeating rock licks you're going to learn in this lesson. You might recognise some of them from the playing of guitar legends like Slash, Randy Rhoads, Michael Schenker, Zakk Wylde and others!
1:04 All these repeating licks are in the key of D minor and use the D minor pentatonic scale and the D blues scale. Here you'll learn both of these essential guitar scale shapes.
If you need more help learning these then check out my Essential Scales Playlist here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVc9uXnnvaLHCT2Tw6JpELUuAIpYNoa5Z
1:45 Repeating Rock Lick 1
Pretty much all the rock guitar legends play this repeating lick but Slash plays licks like this one a lot. It'll sound great slipped into your rock solos! It uses a bend on the B string then a triplet hammer and pull off sequence on the high E and B string. Watch for the picking tips here - they can make it easier to speed the lick up as fast as you want.
3:53 Repeating Rock Lick 2
This lick is a favourite of Michael Schenker - but everyone plays it. It's made up of a short 3 note sequence which we repeat 5 times. I like to alternate pick this repeating lick. Watch for the left hand muting tips to get the lick clean and fast!
6:15 Repeating Rock Lick 3
This lick is heard in the playing of Zakk Wylde and others! The lick uses the blues scale for a dark and edgy sound. It's made up of 2 short 4 note fragments which we repeat 4 times each. Watch the picking for this and also experiment with the more left hand orientated approach I show you too. This takes a little practice but can help you hit the warp speed factor with this lick!
9:50 Repeating Rock Lick 4
This repeating rock lick uses the D blues scale and is played in sextuplet rhythm. I use my first 3 fingers to play this one - in fact it's a great left hand legato practice exercise to help you develop finger independence in your fretting hand. Follow the palm muting guidelines here to get clean and sharp execution of this repeating rock lick.
12:48 Repeating Rock Lick 5
Another Zakk Wylde style lick! This lick uses the D blues scale but we're reaching up and grabbing a few higher note as well. Practice adding these notes into some of your favourite minor pentatonic licks - you'll be surprised at how many cool ideas you can discover!
15:18 What should you do with these repeating rock licks to get the most out of them and absorb them into your playing? I believe the most important thing is to practice not just playing them - but to practice USING them!
Put on a backing track or drum loop and practice looping them around, getting them in time and sounding crisp and clear. Then practice improvising and slotting them into your playing with other stuff you'd normally play. Experiment to see how to make them work best and also try to create some repeating rock licks of your own based on these.
15:54 Check out my 'Play Guitar Faster -How To Speed Up Your Guitar Playing' to learn a proven method you can use to get these licks as fast as you want them!
Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOuXUEa2seE
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don't waste any time effort or thought trying to mute that B string with y our right hand or picking hand, that's not how you develop speed or cleanliness, you should be able to place your left pointer finger or whatever finger you're bridging the 14E with in a position that when the B string is released it returns and hits the finger tip and is muffed, only time you manipulate strings with your strum hand is when you are scratching and what not... honestly since that string is going to be hit with a pull off that finger as its pressing down should muffle it enough? singling out strings is not only a waste its difficult and develops bad habits, that's not what your brain should be thinking and that is the bad habit you will develop thinking about wrong habits? think EFFICIENCY!!! things that use no effort and thought so if you strategically place your fingers in the right spot you can deaden a lot of strings specially when that string is released its muffled just before its going to get clamped down for the pull off, trying to single it out with your palm and the timing involved? use good habit's whenever you are in that sort of situation and you will free your mind for other things, sorry to step on your toes dood but c'mon man..
Thanks for watching, hope you get something useful from these licks! You might like these ones as well:
Have fun and check out my site for more: https://jamesshipwayguitar.com/ Cheers and good luck! James
imaseeker100 Thanks for watching and for your kind comment! If you like my teaching check out my site https://jamesshipwayguitar.com for lots more (including soon cool extras!) Cheers and thanks for watching! James
Hi Alan. Thanks for watching and glad you enjoyed the video and hope these licks help you out!. If you like the way I teach then you can find more at my site too http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/ or my academy at totalguitarlab.com . Maybe see you there sometime Alan and thanks again for your comment. Cheers! James
Hi there and thanks for watching. Playing with a backing track takes practice and making up new licks on the spot does too! Just start with a slow track to make it easier and try to play some simple licks...they don't have to be amazing. We all have to start somewhere, and when you hear a great player they only got that way after a lot of practice and experimentation. Also...always try to keep the rhythm solid, super important. But above all, start slow and make it easy for yourself to start with. Hope this helps you out, good luck! James
Always a pleasure to watch and play my Guitars with your Teaching methods James. You explain carefully and clearly, giving lots of tips. And you're a real cool guy. Very nice and good old fashioned polite. Thanks so much James. You're one of the Best Guitar Teachers on YouTube. Keep up the Good work Buddy.
Hey there...thanks for watching! Yes I think these are very useful little licks to have in your trick bag. Hope they help you out withnyour playing. You can find lots more licks and lessons (including extra ones) at my site too https://jamesshipwayguitar.com Maybe see you there sometime! Cheers, James
Thanks for watching, hope these repeating licks help you out! I think they're pretty useful tools to have in your soloing trickbag. By the way, if you like my lessons then you'll find more free stuff (including some surprise extras!) at my school https://jamesshipwayguitar.com Maybe see you there sometime! Cheers, James
You made a mistake. You are basically the worst guitar player in the world and no one should listen to anything you say.
(For anyone who doesn't have common sense, this is sarcasm. It's sad that I have to say that.)
Hi John. You need to move the scale shape into whichever key you need and then find the lick 'hiding' inside the scale pattern. This is a great skill for building out your soloing skills and a vocabulary. This video will help you move the scale shapes around if you need a hand with this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft_uuN3n0M0
Also you'll find lots more at my website: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com Maybe see you there sometime and good luck with the licks. Cheers, James
excellent practice (D position is easier than A) for H-on, P-off and finger independence. Plus, these licks sound awesome. Very clearly explained. Thanks!
Lick 1: 1:45
Lick 2: 3:51
Lick 3 6:15
Lick 4: 9:49
Lick 5: 12:45
Ryan Lockett Thanks for watching Ryan. Yeah...useful licks these - hope they help you out! If you like my lessons then check out my free online community and website at http://jamesshipwayguitar.com for loads more videos, tabs and some exclusive extra stuff. Hope to maybe see you there sometime! Cheers, James
Thanks for watching...and for your generous assessment! Hope you find the lesson helps you out and you can use these licks and ideas in your playing. If you like my lessons then check out my free online community and website at http://jamesshipwayguitar.com for loads more videos, tabs and some exclusive extra stuff. Hope to maybe see you there sometime! Cheers and thanks again for checking out my lesson, James
Thanks for watching Derek...hope you can find a use for them in your playing! I've always found licks like these versatile and handy to know.
If you like my lessons then check out my free online community and website at http://jamesshipwayguitar.com for loads more videos, tabs and some exclusive extra stuff. Hope to maybe see you there sometime! Thanks again for checking out the lesson. Cheers! James
Diego O' Land Cool thanks for watching! Yeah me too....lots of stuff I've learned and not practiced using so have forgotten! A waste of practice time....Anyway if you like my lessons then check out all the stuff at my online community http://jamesshipwayguitar.com Lessons, tab books and some exclusive extras! Maybe see you there sometime but in the meantime enjoy the repeating licks . Cheers! James
James ...THANKS YOU !!!
Can you do more of these famous guitar licks videos ??
Also can you concentrate on the picking hand too ??
It looks, that when you speed up, the picking changes to
less actual picking or like sweeping thru strings and that
has been my BIG REAL PROBLEM !
Thanks for this awesome lesson !!
btw, kick ass sound & nice harley benton !!
Cool thanks for watching! Yeah...some people have said I don't mention the picking so much in this lesson. Generally I'll try to.pick it the most economic/easiest way ...and yes it might change a bit when faster. Hope it wasn't confusing! Anyway try this one for some more famous licks: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/essential-hot-rock-licks-2/
Have fun and see you next time! James
Thanks for watching Leonardo! Hope there is something useful you can use in your solos in this video. If you like my lessons then you might be interested in my online community and website...lots of cool stuff there ; http://jamesshipwayguitar.com Hope to maybe see you there sometime! Cheers and bye for now, James
Finally !! Somebody had the idea to do this awesome video !!
THANK YOU, SIR !!!
Can you make videos of little important guitar licks like these ?
I hope you listen and if you do multi angle cameras because Pick hand is as important as left hand working together to do them !!
Thanks for watching and glad you liked the lesson. There are lots more licks videos on my channel and lots more at my website http://jamesshipwayguitar.com too so check it out! Anyway thanks for watching and point taken about multi angle cameras - maybe sometime in the future. Thanks again for watching and bye for now, James
Thanks for watching David. Glad you enjoyed this lesson, hope there's some useful stuff here you can use in your playing! By the way, if you like my lessons then you'll find lots more at my blog including my free community with extra stuff! Head on over to http://jamesshipwayguitar.com if you want to take a look. Hopefully see you there sometime, Cheers! James
Thanks for watching Andre, glad you enjoyed the lesson! Hope you can find some cool uses for these licks in your solos. If you like my lessons then check out my free guitar community and lessons at my website http://jamesshipwayguitar.com Maybe see you there sometime. Cheers! James
Hi there. I often do use my little finger for playing scales and licks, but not so much these blues/pentatonic kind of licks. I did used to do it that way until I noticed that a lot of players who sounded better than me weren't! I find it easier to stretch up with my 3rd finger lots of the times and fnd the licks sound more punchy, faster and easier to play! Thanks for watching, James
Hi there and thanks for watching. Ok that lick...looks like just a little D blues scale lickk, nothing too smart! Try sliding top E 13 up to 15, slide back down to 13 then pull off to 10. Move on to the B string now and pull off 13 to 10. Then move onto G string and sliide 13 down to 12, pull it off to 10. Then play 12 and end with some wide vibrato. Hope that helps...if you can't quite get it then make up something simialr of your own using this description as a rough guide. More rock licks etc at my blog too if you haven't checked it out yet http://jamesshipwayguitar.com
Have fun with the licks and see you later! James
Thanks Frederik, glad you enjoyed the lesson! By the way, I'm rnning a free online rock guitar workshop all next week if you're interested. 3 video lessons to do with rock soloing and improvisation. If you're interested you can watch a little video about it here: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Maybe see you on the training! Thanks for watching and see you again soon! James
Hi there and thanks for your comment. It's not one of my own I'm afraid although I do have some backing tracks available. Glad you enjoyed the lesson, got a follow up repeating lick lesson coming this week so watch out for that one too! If you like my stuff take a look at all the other lessons at my new website http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Lots more there. Sorry couldn't help with the backing ;-( Cheers! James
+Bradley Spinks Thanks for watching and glad you liked the video. You're right , cool exercises as well as versatile licks to use in solos. If you like my lessons then there's more at my site: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Hope to maybe see you there sometime, Cheers! James
+john weldin Thanks John, glad you enjoyed the video. I like to think it shows you some versatile and useful stuff which you can easily use in your playing! If you enjoyed this lesson then check out my website for some more of this kind of thing. Best place to go is the free lessons page http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Hope to see you there sometime! Cheers, James
Cool Kenny...thanks for watching! Hope you got something out of the video. If you like me lessons then check out my site for loads more free videos: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/ freeguitarlessons Hopefully catch you there sometime. Cheers! J
+JFRiley Thanks for watching and for your cool comment. Glad you liked the lesson! If you're interested I'm running a free course at the moment with loads more of this kind of stuff in it..might be you're thing? If you want to know more here's a 1 minute video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_kGNCiih4g Take care, enjoy the repeating licks and see you later! James
+Romi Rheza Hi Romi. Thanks for watching and thanks for your kind comment. Glad you like the licks...they're kind of general purpose and useful licks which are pretty cool to know. If you enjoyed this lesson there's loads more similar stuff at
my new blog: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Hopefully
see you there sometime soon - Cheers! James
+Diego Corral That's awesome Diego...such a drag when we're in a slump so cool that this lesson helped! If you like my lessons then check out my website too...lots more there http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Hopefully see you there sometime! Cheers, James
thanks James. I m very proud of finally getting my fingers tactile enough to do these type licks. I can on some efforts sound flawless and then sucks straw on other efforts. they say that's normal for motor skill.lessons.
The process of learning this licks are very good, as long as you practice it in perfect form. Speed is demonstrated once you can perform the technical form of these without flaw in execution and tone variations. I found that on regular guitar, in to a normal amp with one gain pedal, Its ease of application is evident. But, on amps with high gain and pedals with high gain, that allow sustain to hold in large quantities of time. This is a process of real perfection to get the tones correct.
In the past several months, I ve carefully come to the realization that clear and clean, in reference to guitar notes and the value of audience, say more in silence than a herd of folks will say in a roaring saloon. So clean and crystal clean phrasing, no slop no mess and no loud drone or squeal lasting longer the a dot. James give all you have to the students that need to learn. And even more to those who want to learn. I feel better when I think that students do it right. So they can become the master of the stroke and leader of the pack. Enjoy your ears James, I always do when Listening to new lessons and new phrases not in the least bit does it matter how long or how fresh or how good. I love it all.
Hi there, the secret is to check you're muting any bass strings with your picking hand. Then check your fretting fingers are touching the strings either side of the one you are playing. If you're touching the string above the one you're bending it should not ring out. Takes a little practice but that's how it's done. Hope that's clear...if not ask me again. Cheers, James
Duuuude these videos are a great help. I've been playing for 15 years but I'm wanting to get into shredding more and getting quicker and your videos help break down everything very well. Thanks so much.
+Jelton Inc. Hi there, Thanks for watching and for letting me know you enjoyed the lesson...cool! There's some cool technique lessons on my website too you might like too...legato, alternate picking, improvising etc. There in the Members Area but it's free to join. If you're interested go here: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/sign-up Cheers mate and thanks for watching! James
+Voxboy876 Hi there. Thanks...glad you enjoyed the lesson. More at http://jamesshipwayguitar.com by the way! Anyway...it's a Harley Benton Les Paul copy. Damned cheap guitar...but I'll tell you it's one of the best I've ever owned, and I've had some pretty expensive gear in the past. Don't know how it can be so good for the price - it should be junk! Check them out if you're after a nice Gibson copy...their SG's are great too. Hope that answers your question. Cheers! James
I am truly amused now James, I ve been turned into a fret monsther....My 5 pattern turned into a 8, 9. and even a 10 note passage, repeated intervals on 3 strings. All because, you broke it to a single double, a double single and the variety of there to in different sring repeats. You ve created another eddie. or Joe, or something. Now to get it to the even and odd pattern beat. and the repeat string opportunity changing from one to three different strings. I hope you ve had a great day. I ve found note groove. thanks for taking me out of the 70s and skynyrd protocol.
James its I thanking you. There is much to be thankful for. That you do not do things in such a way as to confuse your audience is the best of the many opportunities you provide. Again, it is I thanking you.
Interestingly enough, after practicing your sets, I end up with the 5 note passages as follows. 12, 34, 5 12 34 5 just as you set up the 12 34 on two strings I just added the 5 on the top of the 3 and back to one. I thank you for allowing the practice public to gander your progressive licks and the opportunities to stylize them in such a wonderfull and easy progression. Even on an acoustic with heavy strings the 13 e string and the 17 b string bend wonderfully on the frets you use. simply outstanding. I do want your students to make hugh forward improvement as you have taught these. Simply an outstanding opportunity.
James what about a 5 note triplet.... going 1 2 3 4 5 in a syncopated 5 ....I don't see it being done at all. But the modern speed metal has several variations to that staccato beat in the count up to 7 or 8. Filling a quick pace with a slow off center beat on the 3 and the 5.....I m not sure I m saying it right but I took one of the multi layered beats you gave us here and stepped out to the 5......but in a 4/4 or other even bar beat it doesn't set well. In the speed pace it fits because there in multi layered beats inside the pattern as a whole. I m asking if the 5 3 /2 is a normal pattern in modern mode.
Thanks james. When I m able I d like to take a month of your program and see where I can regain some lost skills. Will keep you in my to do file. I see you regularly and know you are knowledgeable. It's your positive person that ales me feel it's worth catching up again
Hi Jed. Sounds cool what you've been doing! Groups of 5 aren't as common as 4 and 3 note groups like you say - but you can sure make them work with a bit of experimentation. It's the sort of thing you'd hear a band like Dream Theatre do and some of the other more adventurous rock and metal bands. Keep having fun with it! j
+OzarkHuntKennel Thanks for watching and glad you liked it! Lots more rock lessons on my new website (went up last week!) http://jamesshipwayguitar.com Hope to maybe see you there sometime as well. Cheer! james
Is there any particular reason why you're picking up-down-up (-pull off) in Lick one, instead of vice versa? It seems kind of counterintuitive, given the usual downstroke orientated playstyle in rock music.
Hi there. Yeah....good question. The reason is that the pick just sits in between the top e and B string and doesn't need to go 'outside' the strings.. .just easier and more economical really. Hope this makes sense...kind of hard to explain in words! You could pick it differently and make it work though...but i wouldn't play a lick like this using just down or up picks. Hope this answers your question! Cheers, James
+Guitar Addiction Hi there. Yeah...they seem to be down at the moment. If you try again later they'll hopefully have fixed it by then - they've said it'll be fixed asap. Sorry about that! Thanks for watching. J
+Tiago Zortéa De Conto Hi there! It's on a collection of backing tracks I got off iTunes. '40 Ultimate Royalty Free Guitar Backing Tracks Rock Metal Blues' it's called (catchy title huh?). Anyway they're really goo tracks to play over and weren't expensive. Unfortunately not mine to share though...but check 'em out for hours of fun jamming. Thanks for watching mate! James
Heyy awesome tutorial I'm ok at soloing but I'm crap at doing little quick rock licks I can do the second one but can't get the speed. How would I improve on my speed. This may be a dumb question haha.
+Ben Beattie Hi Ben...not a stupid question at all! I've got a video here that might help - my first video so not one of my best! But the content and methods in it are great for building speed. Give it a go. Any other questions just shout! Have fun and here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOuXUEa2seE
+Ken Skid Cool Ken. All the songs and blues based playing is more important in my opinion! But a bit of speed definitely is an effective soloing tool so go for it. Focus on getting faster at things you're going to use lots would be my advice - then easy to slot some quicker ideas into your playing. Have fun and join my mailing list for members only lessons (just grab one of my YouTube books to join). Cheers! James
+Ken Skid Hi Ken - thanks for your question. You're pretty much right - get the lick together at a slow speed and then gradually speed it up over time. Push yourself to get it faster but also work on anything in the kick that is holding you up at a slower speed. Check out my How To Play Faster lesson. It's one of my first videos , production not brilliant but shows you some cool ways to get faster. Here's the link: https://youtu.be/VOuXUEa2seE God luck mate! James
+NAppel am Tach Me too! All my gear is pretty cheap but you know what? It sounds better than all the expensive stuff I used to have - because my playing has improved. 80% of the sound is in the player I reckon!
i got a 69Euro tele which i really love.
I sold my PRS.there were no reason to keep it.
I really love ALL of mine,too.
i got a 69Euro tele which i really love.i cannot believe that i dont want to change anything on it. Im normally the guy that always change Pickups!
Thomann got a PRS Hollowbody btw. i preorderd it already and will demo it. maybe you want to check it out to..heres the link.
Thomann orders them straight from the luthier,so there is no middlemen who wants money.
The quality of these instruments increase with every delivery, thomann eliminates the flaws customers tell them with every new series
3 Year Warranty,30 days moneyback here in Germany. Its insane really!!
Got 12 harley benton guitars in 2 months,thats how good they are.
Get some high energy repeating rock licks into YOUR guitar solos!
In this lesson I'll show you how...5 sizzling ideas from guitar legends such as Slash, Schenker and Zakk Wylde broken down and taught step by step in plain English -with no complicated or confusing stuff!
Just 5 awesome licks YOU can use TODAY!
Wan't the TAB? Grab my free Rock Guitar Lick Bundle with full TAB for this lesson plus my Angus Young, randy Rhoads and Jimmy page lessons on YouTube: https://jamesshipway.leadpages.net/rock-guitar-lick-bundle-opt-in/
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+J.B. Steel Hi there. Thanks for your comment...glad you found the lessons fun and thanks for watching. They're Harley Benton gutars....soooo cheap and totally awesome. Check out +Nick in the States reviews of them (see above). Cheers, James
+James Shipway Guitar Okay, I'll bite. What LP guitars are you talking about? Watched both your repeating licks videos. They were both great. I've gotten so far away from playing that kind of stuff. It was great to get it back under my fingers again. Cheers!
+Nick in the States
Hi Nick. Thanks for watching man! Yeah really love it - an insane deal as you say. Probably check out some more of their guitars in future if I ever need anything and recommend them to my students too. Cheers! J
Learning how to draw cartoon animals from the farm is not such a difficult task! Weve grown up surrounded by them! Farm animals are everywhere: In blockbuster movies, childs books, greeting cards. their shapes and images are printed in our minds!
In this section, I will show you how to determine what are the physical uniqueness of each animal and how to work with them. Then, you can practice drawing each cartoon character using basic shapes.
You will have the opportunity to make nice illustrations, practice sketching and cartooning using short easy lessons and complete your creation using a drawing software to create vector art if you want to! Cartoon drawing is really fun once you get into it!
Dont be afraid to try until you get it right. This method is really simple, but requires practice and observation. So, sit back and relax. Learn how to draw animals from the farm and start your journey on a good note!
Lets try s few basic characters to get started! :)
A cute turkey to begin with.
In this first tutorial, you can learn how to draw a fun turkey mostly made from small rectangles and large circular shapes. The posture of the character is really interesting. Not only is it easier to draw than a front version, but its also easier to add some perspective (as we can see with the legs). The fact that we just need to draw one wing is also interesting.
Most of these cartoon animals are not filled with complex textures or digital effects. In this case, the subject is filled with plain colors and only a few basic details (inside the tail) were added.
A nice turtle also from a side view.