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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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Riff: Sweet Home Alabama

Artist / Song: Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home AlabamaTechnique: Alternate picking , Ghost Notes, Hammer On, Pull OffDifficulty: 6Riff: # 9 The chorus riff on “Sweet Home Alabama” is actually the typical Status Quo riff. Based on PowerChords , or from the fifth to the sixth and again from the beginning, makes the whole thing…

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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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MelodyChords: Perfect

Artist / Song: Ed Sheeran – PerfectTechnique: Fingerpicking, hammer on, pull offsDifficulty: 4thMelodyChords: # 6 Fortunately, “Perfect” is pretty easy to play. The chords are not that complex and the melody matches the melody nicely. As always, I played it without really practicing. That’s why it doesn’t sound as good as I would like it…

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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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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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