Cut Your Teeth On This Super-Complex Technique To Generate New Licks

Author: Tommaso Zillio

I usually like teaching simple ideas to my students.

This is because simple ideas are more likely to be used in real-life music.

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But every now and then, there comes along a complex idea that may be worth learning because it sounds good or it allows you to be more original.

So… this is one of these days.

I won’t beat around the bush here. The idea I explain in this video is MENTAL. Positively batsht crazy (… are we still allowed to make batsht jokes after Coronavirus? Asking for a friend)

And before you misunderstand: I am not even doing it in real time in the video: I prepared beforehand. To my knowledge, nobody so far has pulled off this technique in real time.

Still, for something this crazy it sounds quite good. Here I’m taking just a scale and an arpeggio, combining them using this technique, and it sounds like something completely new.

Put your protective helmets on, here we go:

If this idea was TOO crazy for you, and instead you want something a little bit more accessible, I have something for you too.

In the video below we learn how to ‘rotate’ guitar licks. Warning: it’s probably not what you are thinking about when I say ‘rotate’:

Have fun!

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a prog rock guitarist and teacher with a passion for Music Theory applied to Guitar. To know more do not forget to subscribe to his youtube channel.

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