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Lick: Bending licks

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Bends (Bendings)Difficulty: 6Lick: # 10 These three bending licks can actually be used in rock, blues or other styles. Or they have been several times. So I didn’t invent these bending licks. These are played over and over again. The first thing that comes to mind with these bending licks…

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Lick: Blues Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Alternate Picking, Hammer On, Pull OffDifficulty: 7Lick: # 9 In this blues lick I play (mentally) over an Am7 chord. One or the other will ask why there is a major third in the lick? Well, almost everything is allowed in the blues. On the other hand, you could just…

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Lick: Thunderstruck Lick

Artist / Song: ACDC – ThunderstruckTechnique: LegatoDifficulty: 8Lick: #8 This intro lick from “Thunderstruck” is actually linked to the “ Alternate picking “Technique played. At least it’s Alternate Picking on the original ACDC recording and on many live videos. Nevertheless, there was one or the other concert where Angus Young also played legato, i.e. with…

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Lick: Technical Difficulties Lick

Artist / Song: Paul Gilbert – Technical DifficultiesTechnique: Alternate PickingDifficulty: 8Lick: #7 Basically, this lick is very easy. In theory! 😛 🙂 It is a Major Scale. Ionian to be exact, which is played from the highest to the lowest note. The difficult part is definitely the speed!It is played insanely fast and everything with…

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Lick: Tapping Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Tapping, hammer on, pull offDifficulty: 8Lick: # 6 Tapping alone is actually not difficult. You can try it out yourself by simply hitting a string with your finger. In addition, it doesn’t matter how hard you push, but how fast you get on the string.So not hard and firm, but…

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Lick: Alternate Picking Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Alternate PickingDifficulty: 8Lick: # 5 One “shredding” lick. Here I actually only play that Major scale (Ionian) from top to bottom, with a few fun shifts in the patterns. Basically, I start with Dorian, then go to Ionian and finish the lick with Locrian but on the root of Ionian.…

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Lick: Diminished Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Sweep picking, tappingDifficulty: 7Lick: # 4 A very popular arpeggio is the diminished arpeggio . The only question is, how can you improvise with this “rare” arpeggio or where can I use it? Of course, the “Diminished” chord appears more often than you think. Especially in jazz. But diminished chords…

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Lick: Hybrid Picking Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Alternate Picking -, Hybrid Picking, Hammer On, Pull Off, Palm of courageDifficulty: 8thLick: # 3 For hybrid picking, we also use middle and ring fingers in addition to our pick. At most also my little finger, although I use it less with the hybrid picking technique. In this song I…

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Lick: Bending Lick

Artist / Song: Eagles – Hotel CaliforniaTechnique: Bending, ghost notes, alternate picking, slidingDifficulty: 5Lick: # 2 The difficulty with bending is getting the note just right.The best way to do this, is to use the same string-gauge over and over again. If you use e.g. For a long time always a set of 9 and…

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Lick: Pentatonic Lick

Artist / Song: Roberto BarlocciTechnique: Alternate-, economy picking, sliding, legatoDifficulty: 7Lick: #1 We all know how important the pentatonic scale on the guitar is.So now and then I try to write down my licks which I play all the time and “present” them here. It makes no sense to “steal” a whole lick, as there…

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