Guitar Licks

Simple guitar licks, riffs and phrases using various guitar scales and techniques.

Harmonic Minor Scale Guitar Lick #2

This Neo-Classical Yngwie Malmsteen inspired guitar lick uses the A harmonic minor scale begins with a descending chromatic scale run using alternate picking. It also uses arpeggios and sweep arpeggios plus some melodic neo-classical phrasing.

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Minor & Pentatonic Minor Blues Mixed Guitar Lick

A guitar lick in the key of A minor uses a hammer-on pull-off sequence for the 2nd and 3rd measures replacing the 4th note (D) with the a flatted 5th note (D#) to give it a more bluesy sound. After the first three measures it switches to a pentatonic minor blues scale (basically the B…

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Guitar Techniques – Slide Arpeggios

Slide Arpeggios are a great technique for blending your Arpeggios together. The Arpeggios used in this example are simple chord triads C, D and E minor.

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Guitar Techniques – Tremolo bar (Wiggle Stick) Bend

This guitar technique takes a bit of practice but can add an exotic feel to your string bending. Just as you start to bend the string, give the Tremolo bar a little push & release.

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Slide Into Pentatonic Blues Arpeggio

This guitar technique slides up into the arpeggio giving the arpeggio more of an extended feel. This one uses all six strings and requires a bit more practice than arpeggios that just brush over a standard chord shape. This example uses the notes of an E minor chord (E G B), and only deviates from…

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Natural Minor Scale Metal Guitar Lick In E

This guitar lick uses the Natural Minor scale in E and has a nice Legato feel. Featuring hammer-ons pull-offs and right hand tap and slide technique. Use the tablature below for reference.

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Minor Pentatonic Blues Scale Metal Guitar Lick In F#

This guitar lick uses the Minor Pentatonic Blues scale in F#. Starting with a slide to the D string 16th fret into a descending pattern featuring the flat fifth to get a more bluesy sound. Then moving to a variation of a common rock guitar lick and ending with a full step bend. Use the…

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Harmonic Minor Scale Metal Guitar Lick In E

This metal guitar lick uses the Harmonic Minor guitar scale in E. Start at the high E string 19th fret with a 4 string E minor arpeggio then to the 17th fret to start the diminished arpeggio. End with a half step bend on the B string 16th fret. Use the tablature below for reference.

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Pentatonic Blues Scale Metal Guitar Lick In G Minor

This metal guitar lick uses the Pentatonic Blues scale in G Minor. Start by sliding up to the G note on the D string then using the flat 5 on the G string to bend to the 5th and roll off. Use the guitar tablature below for reference.

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Pentatonic Blues Scale in A Minor – Guitar Lick

This guitar lick uses the Pentatonic Blues scale in A Minor. Start by sliding up to the A note on the B string then pulling off the flat 5 on the high E string. Also uses a 1 and 1/2 step. Use the guitar tablature below for reference.

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Pentatonic Minor Scale in A

Repeating guitar lick using the Pentatonic Minor scale in A. Features bend release & pull off techniques. This guitar lick can be used in many types of solos and with variations, it can be made to fit almost any guitar style. The video contains both the lick at normal & slow speed. Use the tablature…

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Pentatonic Blues Scale Metal Guitar Lick

Repeating guitar lick using the Pentatonic Blues scale in E Minor. This guitar lick also uses the flat-5th to get a more bluesy feel.

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