Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Update for September Guitar Licks

Taking the week off to gear up for a theme based September. Each week in September we are gonna look at a different guitar style and riffs and licks from each genre. First up by request Deathcore. Since I don't know any Deathcore licks I'm in for a bit of a learning curve but hopefully I can create some licks you all will dig. Cheers.

On a side note I wish Zakk Wylde a speedy recovery.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Blues for Les' Jazz Blues Guitar Lick

A little jazz blues guitar lick called " Blues for Les" which is a nod to the great Les Paul (RIP). Listen to the video for the phrasing as the tab was meant to demonstrate note choice only the standard notation is not rhythmically correct.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Univibe Guitar Lick

A chromatic guitar lick using a (simulated)uni-vibe effect. I phrased it a bit differently through out the video so treat the tab as a rough guide and experiment with your own phrasing to create different feels. Starts off in the key of E but uses a lot of chromatic notes.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Basic Rock Guitar Pull Off Lick

A basic rock guitar pull off lick over a rhythm pattern in E. Drums courtesy of Sonoma Wireworks Riffworks Instant Drummer. The lick uses 16th note sextuplets that are played with pull offs. The lick is played entirely on the G string with the first note in the three note pattern being picked and the rest legato.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Guitar Riff in G

A basic guitar riff in G. Tuned down a half step. Drums courtesy of Sonoma Wireworks Riffworks Instant Drummer. Based around a descending pattern using two note diad shapes in the key of G.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Drop D Rock Guitar Lick

A rock guitar lick in Drop D tuning ( down a half step). Nothin too fancy just a riff I liked. If you find the stretch too wide use a position shift with the left hand instead of fretting the 10th fret with your pinky.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Whole Lotta Flange

A basic 16th note alternate picked guitar lick with a wee bit of flange effect.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Guitar Break from "Walk in Sorrow"

This is a guitar part from a song I'm currently writing called "Walk in Sorrow". It's a pretty simple part but I like how it loops around and sounds good repeating. It works well on acoustic or electric guitar. Based around the A Minor to C chord change. The tab rhythm is approximate so listen to the audio for a better idea of how it should sound.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Celtic Inspired Guitar Lick

This is the guitar intro from " A Walk in the Heather" a song I'm working on.
Tuning is down a half step. The guitar lick draws a lot from traditional Celtic music and uses a fair bit of cross picking so it also makes a great guitar exercise. Drums courtesy of Sonoma Wireworks Riffworks Instant Drummer.