When you’re improvising and need a new idea, sometimes a great new lick or riff is the best way to learn. Every Monday, you’ll find a brand new lick posted so you can try something new!
Learn another rock solo from Francesco Cagnacci. This one uses several different techniques, but it starts with a palm-muting lick followed by some nice runs. Enjoy this one.
Upgrade your blues jamming with this classic blues ending that is suitable for beginners.
Learn this addictive guitar riff that sounds like a bassline.
Learn this fun rock solo with licks that use staccato, slides, and bends. It is played as a fast tempo in the key of D, which has two sharps in its key signature.
Crank up the speed with this classic hard rock speed lick in the style of many hard rock/metal guitarists. This one uses hammer-ons and pull-offs on sixteenth notes and triplets at a torrid 160bpm pace! […]
Learn a complete blues solo based on the pentatonic scale, written and recorded by Francesco Cagnacci! Included is the full audio and backing track. Before the solo starts, the track plays through the rhythm part for […]
Learn a jazzy blues turnaround in the key of C. In this turnaround, the chord progression is I-vi-ii-V-I. The I-vi-ii-V is common in the last two bars of a 12 bar blues.
Play this string bending lick for fun or to practice your bends. It was written and recorded by Charles Gervase.
Why bother with a lick when you can play an entire solo. Have fun with high tempo blues/rock style solo using the F minor pentatonic scale. It was written and recorded by Francesco Cagnacci.
This week’s riff is written and recorded by Charles Gervase. He shows us an A minor rock riff. This one has an off-beat syncopated feel as he accents the up-beats, especially on the sixteenth notes. […]
In this riff, Martin Mitkov teaches you how to play a metal riff for a song from his band, Demezia. This riff uses sixteenth triplets, alternate picking, and an alternate tuning (B-E-A-D-Gb-B). Please note that […]
Learn a fun way to play triads to play a funk riff consisting of sixteenth notes.
Learn two altered jazz endings in the key of C major.
Learn this fun southern rock riff to add to your repertoire. This 4-bar riff is comprised mostly of a 2-note A power chord using a shuffle rhythm.
Learn a 60’s style blues rock solo in the key of F♯ major. This solo uses the pentatonic scale and double-stops.
This riff, by Charles Gervase, is a fun rock riff that uses sixteenth note triplets (3 notes per half-beat).
This jazzy turnaround uses the classic vi-ii-V-I turnaround in the Key of C.
This riff uses an Em7 and some palm muting to create a funky rhythm. You’ll notice the classic sixteenth note Funk rhythm. The audio and a backing track are included below.
Written in D♭, this 70’s style rock riff uses palm muting, pentatonics, and a focus on upbeats.
Have fun with this jazz lick using the altered scale. This lick was recorded by Roman Garcia.
This riff only uses four notes plus a couple 1/2 step bends. It has a nice funky blues edge to it. This riff was written and recorded by Charles Gervase.