Friday, January 30, 2009

Heavy Delay Based Guitar Lick

A guitar lick with some pretty heavy delay and reverb effect settings. Based around a repeating pedal point of G within the notes of the C Major Scale ( G Mixolydian Mode). If you want to follow me on Twitter you can now do that at:

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Alternate Picking Guitar Lick

A pattern based rock guitar lick that uses alternate picking. This is loosely based on the minor pentatonic scale with some added chromatic notes for color. This example is played in the key of D Minor but the scale pattern, the guitar being the beautiful instrument it is, can be easily transposed.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rock Guitar Lick - with crazy effect

A pretty basic rock guitar pattern spiced up with a cool effect from the Line6 Floor Pod Plus. Guest post for Jemsite Blog also available now.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Funk Rock Guitar Lick

A basic funk rock lick today. Also posted a lick for the blog on if your interested. Cheers.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Melodic Rock Lick

Just a basic rhythmic pattern based lick that I thought sounded neat.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Delay Guitar Lick

A guitar lick using a pretty fast and heavy delay setting on the Line6 Floor Pod Plus.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Legato Guitar Lick

A short symmetrical pattern based legato guitar lick today.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Swoosh" Guitar Lick

A cool "swoosh" effect lends some character to this guitar lick. Just a symmetrical picking pattern I thought sounded kinda cool.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Blues Lick in B

This is a repeating blues guitar lick in B using a small sweep picking technique.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Drop D Guitar Riff

A little riff in Drop D tuning for you.

Blues Rock Guitar Lick

A blues rock guitar lick in B using a uni-vibe effect. Guitar is tuned down a half-step.

Friday, January 9, 2009

String Crossing Exercise

Nothing flashy today just a string crossing exercise that can be pretty challenging to alternate pick. I used a bit of distortion so I also palm muted the strings. For added challenge try this with an upstroke first. Have a great weekend.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

a twist - guitar lick updated

Here's the tab as requested for the Blues guitar lick in the last video. It follow from roughly 11 to 26 secs. The rhythmic notation is far from perfect so treat this as a guideline. I am far from the greatest tabber so let your ears be your ultimate judge for accuracy. This should give you a basic outline though.

A little twist for today's guitar lick

A little twist to today's guitar lick. I've decided to play a guitar improv in Bb over a blues backing track using mainly the Bb Minor Pentatonic Scale. I thought it would be a fun change to have people comment on a lick and then I'll transcribe it and post the tab. Just leave a message here or on youtube and the time the lick happens.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

A Jazzy Guitar Cat

A great drawing by Laura - Souby the Cat playing Guitar.

Jazz Blues Guitar Lick

A Jazz blues guitar lick in the Key of A. Backing track from Cool Jazz Blues in A. Used with permission. Based around the A Minor Pentatonic scale with some chromatic passing tones.

Reverse Delay Guitar Lick

Picking up where I left off before my extended vacation this lick is based on a "reverse delay" setting 3D on the Line 6 Floor Pod Plus. I have to admit the lick doesn't do the setting justice - but I tried and failed come up with a lick that would so hopefully this will do. This guitar lick is based around the G Major scale. It's pretty basic but I think the slides lend it a bit of lyrical quality - or at least that is what I was shooting for.