Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Triplet Based Wah Guitar Lick

This is a tried and true variation of a classic minor Pentatonic guitar lick that
everyone from Jimmy Page to Kirk Hammett has used. It uses a triplet pattern that ascends the E Minor Pentatonic Scale. Practice coming up with your own patterns using triplets and try incorporating some doubled notes as well. Vary the use of the wah and palm muting to give this lick different sounds. This is a pretty basic cliche type rock lick but when used sparingly is a staple in most rock and metal guitarists arsenals.