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Repeating Rock Licks - Slash, Michael Schenker, Zakk Wylde Style

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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-/ Remember to SUBSCRIBE for more guitar lesson videos and future episodes of the Ask James Guitar Show: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=learnguitarwithjames 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 Don't forget your Rock Guitar Lick Bundle complete with guitar TAB, scale shapes, performance notes from this lesson and other similar rock lick YouTube lessons: CLICK HERE for your copy: https://jamesshipway.leadpages.net/rock-guitar-lick-bundle-opt-in/ Remember to SUBSCRIBE for more guitar lesson videos and future episodes of the Ask James Guitar Show: http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=learnguitarwithjames Follow me on Instagram for more GREAT TIPS and theGuitar Lick Challenges: http://instagram.com/jamesshipwayguitar/ Or on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JamesShipwayGtr Remember you can Ask Me A QUESTION on the Ask James Guitar Show! Email [email protected]
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Text Comments (195)
Kevin Mella (21 days ago)
Thanks maaaan
Miguell Pedro (1 month ago)
TAB ???? simplification
sina nath (2 months ago)
may you play alittle bit slowly i like so much when you play and explain
nineball26 (3 months ago)
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..
Steve (2 months ago)
Can you make a video to show me the right way to play this fast ? Thanks
jwalsh8 (4 months ago)
If u play this in 0.25 speed you sound almost like a scouser on heroin. That is all.
RickyTickyTV (5 months ago)
That HB guitar sounds horrible but the video and the player is nice.
bappandi007 (5 months ago)
Thank you so bloody much!
James Shipway Guitar (5 months ago)
Thanks for watching, hope you get something useful from these licks! You might like these ones as well: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w12LtlUDLR8&t=25s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpipULIznQs Have fun and check out my site for more: https://jamesshipwayguitar.com/ Cheers and good luck! James
Pinku Haque (8 months ago)
Wonderful guitar lessons, u r the best teacher indeed, please can you provide the backing track for practice. Stay well.
Jason Hallman (9 months ago)
Thanks for the lesson lickS!
dazz woof (9 months ago)
I wish I could play lick 4 all day long
imaseeker100 (9 months ago)
fabulous james. you're an excellent teacher
James Shipway Guitar (9 months ago)
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
silvano9 bruno (11 months ago)
merci beaucoup pour cette vidéo !!
superjet113 (1 year ago)
Very good lesson, subb'ed! Thank you!
alan schreiber (1 year ago)
Good job James! That was a very enjoyable video to watch. You explained the riffs in an easy-to-digest way. This is the first video I've seen of yours. I will look for more.
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
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
Andyx Six (1 year ago)
Hi James ..your lessons Amazing... But I can't create a new licks with Backing tracks...pls help me
Andyx Six (1 year ago)
Thanks Man
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
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
Jason M (1 year ago)
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.
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
Thanks for watching Jason and glad you're loving the videos. Lot's more to come so keep on watchin'! Dood luck with the repeating licks and speak again soon. Cheers! James
David Rothberg (1 year ago)
Funny, I just watched a video from another teacher who taught basically the same licks, but with the opposite advice as far as right hand picking. There's no one right way.
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
Yep! Whatever works best for the individual is best. Thanks for watching! J
antoinecdc (1 year ago)
Your lick tricks are fantastic. Thanks so much !!!!!
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
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
TheRicokilla (1 year ago)
Nice
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
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
peterbarker56 (1 year ago)
Thanks for that from Perth australia
Rub guitar (1 year ago)
backing track share?
Nicodya (1 year ago)
it's not important.. you can use some others backingtrack in D position... type: rock backingtrack D (on youtube) and choose your prefer bpm backingtrack
Benjamin DeLaughter (1 year ago)
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.)
Xaris Kouseris (1 year ago)
Is Rock guitar lick bundle free?
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
Xaris Kouseris Hi there. Yes it's free. Click the link, put your email in and it's yours . Cheers! James
John Knuckles (1 year ago)
hi, can i use the same shape of the lick anywhere on the fretboard? help x
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
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
Des Ulv (1 year ago)
is that an Oscar Schmidt guitar?
James Shipway Guitar (1 year ago)
Hi there! No, my Les Paul copy is a Harley Benton. Dirt cheap but plays and sounds unbelievable...Thanks for watching! James
Fabio Punk (2 years ago)
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
The Atomic Punk (2 years ago)
Nice collection of licks, dig the HB guitar is that a honey burst, have seen some beauties. I have a wine epiphone les paul standard made in Korea, currently saving for a black epi les paul custom.
Ryan Lockett (2 years ago)
Repeating licks! I love 'em. And cool lesson as well mate; lots of good stuff here! =D
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
George Toogood (2 years ago)
this guy fuckin shreds !
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Derek Jennings (2 years ago)
excellent lesson, thank you very much that gives me a nice array of licks to use, look forward to more videos
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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 (2 years ago)
Fun lesson, thanks for posting. I agree, I've probably forgotten more licks then I know because I don't keep practicing them.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
dnantis (2 years ago)
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 !!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Guitar Licks Every Day (2 years ago)
Nice lesson for beginners! Check your licks on my channel!
Nicodya (1 year ago)
I think not for a beginners this lessons.. ahahah especially in speed
Ronin 77 (2 years ago)
Nice vid, beautiful guitar! What kind of guitar is that?
Lucas Rodrigues (2 years ago)
It's a Harley Benton Lp
Down Scope (2 years ago)
I have been trying to figure that out myself. The emblem on the headstock looks like the one on an Oscar Schmidt or Jay Turser, but I can't read the name at the top.
Mechabite (2 years ago)
Those bends are killing my fingers
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Ha...yeah, a good workout for those bending fingers for sure. Mine are often sore after filming a video like this! Thanks for watching and hope you can get 'em into your solos. Cheers, James
tanks
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
dnantis (2 years ago)
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 !! CONGRATS !!!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
rocco (2 years ago)
8:29 smooth haha nice lesson though thanks.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Ha...yes a balls up for sure. Still, no point cutting it out - we all do it from time to time! Thanks for watching and see you later, James
David Harris (2 years ago)
this is Great ! you are a great teacher, would love to get up to your speed.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Andre Richard (2 years ago)
Amazing, thanks so much from USA!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
CoversguitarraJRS (2 years ago)
fantastic channel
carpe diem (2 years ago)
hola maestro.siempre veo tus videos y gracias por enseñarnos pero me quedaron muchas dudas con algunos licks.algunos suenan de diferente manera y no me quedan claros.gracias
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Gracias! James
João Pinto (2 years ago)
Why dont you use the litle finger while doing the scales my friend?
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
MrJohnnyDistortion (2 years ago)
00:22.What was that move buddy? LOL. That was cool.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Frederik Stephano (2 years ago)
you did it very good,James. I really like it. :)
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Martin Brooks (2 years ago)
hey James - just found your vidoes - awesome - been lookin for this sort of stuff for some time!
Shahin Nomani (2 years ago)
Was waiting for some free time to try these out. Just learned the first three. Thanks James everything you put online, blues or rock, is both useful and easy to play. Cheers!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Cool, thanks for checking it out! J
Shahin Nomani (2 years ago)
I have been to your website already, and will continue to visit :)
GuitarHolic (2 years ago)
very impressive tutorial !! James, is there any way to get the backing track in this video? just for practice
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Renerson Paiva (2 years ago)
Lick 10:00
Bradley Spinks (2 years ago)
Nice lessons this is also great finger exercises for guitarist as well as new licks
Bradley Spinks (2 years ago)
Yeah thanks James appreciate it
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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 (2 years ago)
Awesome thank you for the lessons .
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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
Anselmo Parnada (2 years ago)
dude looks like the governor from the walking dead lol
Kenny Rowley (2 years ago)
very cool, Thanks!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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 (2 years ago)
Very comprehensive and professional lesson, well done and thanks!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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 (2 years ago)
spicy licks...cool lesson by the way..🍷
Romi Rheza (2 years ago)
Cheers too James...glad to see you too...
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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
Jevenz _91 (2 years ago)
A real kick in the pants 😂
Diego Corral (2 years ago)
Dude, these exercises have really helped get me out of my solo slump, thanks again.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+JED TAYLOR Cool Jed. Agree, yu need to know lick and be able to play it before working it up to speed! Cheers, J
Rene Otten (2 years ago)
I learn tons of new things from you, thanks!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Thanks for watching...really glad you're learning lots! Check out the lessons on my website too: http://jamesshipwayguitar.com/freeguitarlessons Thanks for your comment. Cheers! James
dadude7 (2 years ago)
Good stuff. No bullshit. No wank. Just licks. Tip of the hat, sir.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+dadude7 Thanks for watching man...glad you enjoyed it! Lots more like this at http://jamesshipwayguitar.com Thanks for your comment and good luck with your repeating licks! Cheers, James
Samardeep Mohan (2 years ago)
hey hi how do you mute strings when switching strings quickly, i am good at it when playing normally but at high speed the string above the stings that i bend rings....
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
Jelton Inc. (2 years ago)
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.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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 (2 years ago)
What LP type guitar are you playing. Great lessons by the way. Thanks for doing this
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+JED TAYLOR Thanks again jed...so glad you're enjoying the lessons. Great that you're breaking into new territory my friend! Cheers, James
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
James your a great resource. I often remember the interest in the music of dream theater s multi dimensional guitar passages.
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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.
JED TAYLOR (2 years ago)
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
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
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
pleaseu2nite (2 years ago)
Do you film your self or do you have some one work the camera?
Rene Otten (2 years ago)
+James Shipway Guitar Are you also on LiveJasmin?
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+pleaseu2nite Hi there! I film myself using a webcam straight into the computer. Cheers! J
Steve (2 years ago)
such a awkward way to get that repeating first lick with that picking lol brain doesn't want to do it fast
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+sinister steve Cool...glad you liked it. Cheers.
Steve (2 years ago)
+James Shipway Guitar thanks for the lesson by the way :)
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Keep working at it mate! It's the easiest way once you get used to it . Cheers! J
Elijah Tiner (2 years ago)
thanks. great lesson
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
+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
Stevie Wonder (2 years ago)
I just found your video, you're such a great player, and teacher, I love learning new licks. Thanks for caring about us, and posting this valuable information! ...of course, I subbed!!
James Shipway Guitar (2 years ago)
Thanks so much for your encouraging words Stevie! Glad you enjoyed the lesson..lots more licks coming soon. Cheers, James
Waggadudewagga (3 years ago)
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.
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Waggadudewagga Cool glad I explained it OK. Thanks for watching! J
Waggadudewagga (3 years ago)
+James Shipway Guitar Thank you for the fast answer, James. That makes sense. Cheers!
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
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
akbar daoef (3 years ago)
nice
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+akbar daoef Thanks for watching Akbar! Cheers, James
Dan Simpson (3 years ago)
brilliant lesson, are there any more of these you can teach? Also, can you do the same backing tracks but have different versions where speed increases gradually.
Mojohand Guitar (3 years ago)
Excellent job breaking down these licks keep up the good work subtle nuances and details are a must for instructors to explain in lessons good job
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Brandon Archer Thanks for watching Brandon...appreciate your encouraging comments! Cheers, James
Charles Griffiths (3 years ago)
Lick 2 is Page
Guitar Addiction (3 years ago)
link for tab doesn't work
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Guitar Addiction Hi there. Server seems to be back up now so you can grab the TAB if you want. Cheers! J
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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 (3 years ago)
Great lesson! Please, can you share the backing track you used in video? Thanks!
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Tiago Zortéa De Conto  Cool...have fun!
Tiago Zortéa De Conto (3 years ago)
+James Shipway Guitar Thanks man! I found it in Spotify =)
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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
Ben Beattie (3 years ago)
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 (3 years ago)
+James Shipway Guitar thanks il give it ago :)
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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 (3 years ago)
Dude. How do u get # 4 so fast? Do I need to just play slow and get it perfect and then increase beat a little ...etc?
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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 (3 years ago)
+James Shipway Guitar thanks. I'm 53 and been playing songs for 30 years. Can play bluesy bends and know the basics for sure. Just never actually tried to get fast. Trying now though.
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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
Débora Turcatto (3 years ago)
nada a ver
Opera Singer (3 years ago)
James, that intro lead smoked!
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Opera Singer Think I'm gonna do an '80's Rock Legends ' video or something soon...Mr Schenker will be in there! Cheers for your suggestion mate! James
Opera Singer (3 years ago)
+James Shipway I think many viewers would appreciate a Michael Schenker licks video.
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Opera Singer Thanks for watching! Glad you like the little intro at the start. Cheers! J
Yacko Backo Tacko (3 years ago)
how can anyone dislike this lesson if you're into repeating rock licks?
Humble Trekker (3 years ago)
nice lesson thnks
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+TheBognordave Thanks! Hope you got something useful out of it. Cheers. James
bguit (3 years ago)
Exellent lesson. Only thing missing, is teaching how to get out of these licks again :-)
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+bguit Ha! Yes good point...will remember to mention that next time! Thanks for watching and thanks for your encouraging comment. Cheers, James
Sdpguitar-lessons (3 years ago)
Great stuff, always brilliant to have some cycling licks to add speed elements in solos
Cory Mura (3 years ago)
Great guitars, arent they? Nice video! Check out my harley benton vids if you like. Im addicted to these guitars :)
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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!
Cory Mura (3 years ago)
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. http://www.thomann.de/de/harley_benton_cst_24tol_tobacco_sunburst.htm
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+NAppel am Tach Cool.I'm seriously in love with mine. It's one of the best playing guitars I've ever had...and also the cheapest. Cheers! J
Cory Mura (3 years ago)
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. Cheers Friend!
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+NAppel am Tach Hi there. Yeah...love mine! Had it about 2 weeks and can't believe how great it is. Plays like a dream and sounds great - crazy that they're so cheap! Cheers. J
PAIN FINGER (3 years ago)
James....geez you're giving away all the secrets... shhh! ;)
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+PAIN FINGER​ Ha..love it. Will keep 'em to myself from now on! Cheers. J
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
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/ Have fun! #slash #zakkwylde #zakk #schenker #michaelschenker #repeatingrocklicks #rocklicks #rockguitar #guitarlesson #metalguitarlicks
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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
J. Burton-Taube (3 years ago)
+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!
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+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
Nick in the States (3 years ago)
I watched that video! Great ripping licks man. I'm psyched you like the LP. They're just insane deals and great fun. 
James Shipway Guitar (3 years ago)
+Nick in the States Hey Nick - check out my LP here. These guitars you turned me onto absolutely rock - can't believe how much I've fallen in love with it! Cheers. J

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