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In his course, 30 Fearless Single-Note Licks You MUST Know, Carl Verheyen lets you in on 30 licks that he uses to make your playing stand out in any style you are trying to learn.
Here are seven video
Guitar Lesson – Thumb Start Dominant d: Lick 12
Because we electric guitarists hook our left hand thumb over the neck as a pressure point to bend against, I take advantage of it for playing notes on my low E string.
Guitar Lesson – Sliding Up: Lick 5
Here’s a dominant 7 lick that you can play. This one moves up the fingerboard by sliding with the first, second, and third fingers.
Guitar Lesson – Open Major Minor: Lick 14
Here’s a way to make pentatonic major and minor scales more interesting and open up your range. The open G enables you to cover some ground while maintaining a chromatic descent.
Guitar Lesson – Bluegrass Hybrid: Lick 18
This is an open string bluegrass/country line for the key of G that gets right to the heart of the style…flat 5 next to natural 5, and flat 3rd next to major 3rd.
Guitar Lesson – Minor Barnburner: Lick 25
Descending pentatonics that reveal a super fast way to climb down the neck. Practice starting on some of the other E string notes instead of the root. Starting up a minor 3rd on G works just as well.
Guitar Lesson – Major Minor Slide Lick: Lick 29
Setting myself up for a typical major pentatonic blues lick and then bending up to the root is the plan here. But I ending slide
Guitar Lesson – Taylor’s Blues: Bonus Performance
Here’s how Lick 4 sounds in the rest of the tune. It’s a simple “jump blues” progression I picked up from the Chicago cats. Some stop time hits are followed by a shuffle groove at the IV chord. The solos are all on a slow change blues progression in C.
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