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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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Riff: Strange Deja Vu

Artist / Song: Dream Theater – Strange Deja VuTechnique: Alternate Picking , Hammer OnDifficulty: 5Riff: # 6 Sure, one of my absolute favorites is still the music of Dream Theater (or their musicians, who also have many solo albums). I find the album “Scenes from a memory” from 1999 even more fascinating, because the whole…

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MelodyChords: My Heart Will Go On

Artist / Song: Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go OnTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 5MelodyChords: # 5 As already explained a few times, I also “improvised” here.In my case, I have the chords and melody in my head and try to put them together. I played about 10 takes (9 of which were…

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MelodyChords: Purple Rain

Artist / Song: Prince – Purple RainTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 5MelodyChords: # 4 Purple Rain is actually easy to play because the notes are in decent places and you don’t have to break your hand to play them all together. The only tedious thing is that you often cannot play all the strings…

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MelodyChords: Hallelujah

Artist / Song: Leonard Cohen – HallelujahTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 5MelodyChords: # 3 I know there are already a million different Hallelujahs MelodyChords Versions. But at least my audio quality was bad (unfortunately I still haven’t managed to record the acoustic guitar properly: P). A version that I personally like very much is…

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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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MelodyChords: Shallow

Artist / Song: Lady Gaga – ShallowTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 5MelodyChords: # 2 I think Shallow was the most heard and played song in guitar lessons. At least for me.As soon as the movie “A Star is Born” came out, I was forced to play this song with students at least once a…

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MelodyChords: Heart Upon My Sleeve

Artist / Song: Avicii – Heart Upon My SleevesTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 7MelodyChords: #1 Personally, I like Avicii very much because I think that he managed to combine modern party music, which often only consists of “BumBumBumBum” with “real” instruments. If you were to play some of his songs with a distorted electric…

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