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.

Ex-017 Speed-up Tapping

August 29, 2016

Practice your hammer-ons and pull-offs mixed with some finger tapping with this exercise by Milan Trickovic.  The true purpose of this exercise is to work on tapping technique and speed building by mixing it with […]

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-024 Rhythmic Rock Riff in E

August 1, 2016

This fun rhythmic rock riff will have you playing bends, staccato, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes in the key of E.  What I love about this riff, by Charles Gervase, is that he uses the same […]

LRT-020 Power Chord Rock Riff

June 6, 2016

Play some power chords with palm muting in this power chord rock riff by Milan Trickovic.  This lick uses a standard eighth note rhythm.  When you change chords, you will notice that the chord is […]

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-012 Southern Rock Shuffle Riff

March 28, 2016

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.

LRT-010 Sixteenth Note Run

March 14, 2016

Enjoy this fast and fun sixteenth note run written and recorded by Charles Gervase.  If you look closely at this lick, it does not fit the mold of a common scale.  The first measure uses four […]

LRT-005 Rock Riff

February 8, 2016

This rock-styled riff uses the blues scale in E and a shuffle feel.  You’ll notice that the Root (E) and minor seventh (D) are prominently used.  In the last two measures, you’ll hear the minor […]