LRT-030 Palm Muting Solo

January 1, 2017

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.

LRT-026 Rock Solo

September 26, 2016

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.

LRT-025 Hard Rock Speed Lick

August 15, 2016

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! […]

LRT-023 Pentatonic Blues Solo

July 18, 2016

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 […]

LRT-022 Jazzy Blues Turnaround

June 27, 2016

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.

LRT-021 Prebend Pentatonic Lick

June 20, 2016

Learn a pentatonic lick that uses a prebend then shift it down by a fifth. This lick requires you to nail the prebend cleanly. Practicing with a lick like this puts the technique into a […]

LRT-019 String Bending Lick

May 23, 2016

Play this string bending lick for fun or to practice your bends.  It was written and recorded by Charles Gervase.

LRT-018 Blues Rock Solo

May 16, 2016

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.

LRT-016 A Minor Rock Riff

May 2, 2016

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. […]

LRT-015 Metal Riff Video

April 25, 2016

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 […]