Bluesy Power Ballad Improvised Guitar Solo – Blue Anger

Author: Edward Cupler

Lick Ex #1

Lick Ex #1

This is a simple Pentatonic blues lick. Notice the last note is cut short just after being bent to pitch. This technique is very effective when using a delay effect on you guitar.

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Lick Ex #2

Lick Ex #2

A simple standard Pentatonic lick. This ones been used by every guitarist at one time or another.

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Lick Ex #3

Lick Ex #3

This lick features a whole step bend and release followed by a one and a half step bend. It also takes advantage of the flatted fifth or blue note.

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Lick Ex #4

Lick Ex #4

This lick starts with a tri-tone and takes advantage of the blue note.

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Lick Ex #5

Lick Ex #5

This lick starts with a one and a half step bend and release. It also ends with a one and a half step bend that is cut short just after being bent to pitch.

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Lick Ex #6

Lick Ex #6

The beginning of this lick uses technique that involves tapping the tremolo bridge with the right hand while simultaneously picking the note. This produces the quick vibrato sound heard in the video. This technique works well with Floyd Rose style tremolos.

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Lick Ex #7

Lick Ex #7

Starts with a B Minor arpeggio.

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Definitions

Definitions

*tri-tone: a musical interval that spans three whole tones.

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