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Guitar Arpeggios - Two String Lick

Posted by The Wizard Of Shred on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, In : Amazing Licks 
Guitar Arpeggios - Two String Lick



In this lick I'm combining the A-minor arpeggio with it's dominant Eb Diminished arpeggio. You can continue to play the sequence down the fretboard going from one to the other through the shapes of both arpeggios.This lick uses hammer once and pull offs as well as picking and sliding. You can pinpoint the sliding by looking at the fingering on the tablature: When ever I use the same finger to fret two consecutive notes, I'm sliding from one note to the ...
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Multi String Gilbert Mayhem

Posted by The Wizard on Monday, November 30, 2009, In : Amazing Licks 
Multi String Gilbert Mayhem


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This lick is inspired heavily by one of Paul Gilbert's favorite speed picking licks. It's the old four-notes-up-and-down-much-harder-than-you-think-lick that I've taken across the strings while creating an uneven 3/8 feeling. It's an excellent alternate picking exercise since you get to perform the string shift with both and upstroke and a down stroke. Practice playing the first two bars over and over again before you move on to the third....
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Diminished String Skipping Legato Lick

Posted by The Wizard on Sunday, October 25, 2009, In : Amazing Licks 
Diminished String Skipping Legato Lick


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The main challenge of this Paul Gilbert inspired string skipping lick, is to get the string skipping right. But the secret to getting it right is to make sure that you are using "outside" picking when you do it. When you move from the G to the high E-string you start with a down stroke and end with an upstroke. This will make it very easy not to hit the B-string in between the two. When you go from the high E-string to the G-string ...
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The Reversed Malmsteen Variation

Posted by The Wizard on Sunday, October 18, 2009, In : Amazing Licks 
The Reversed Malmsteen Variation


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In this lick, I use position shifting and a lick from one of the previous articles, to create a third lick. Combining licks in this way is a great way to develop the ability to improvise at very high levels of speed. The more you can combine what you know, the more choices you have.

As an exercise, try to come up with at least one new way of using these ideas used in today's lick. See if you can play the whole thing backwards. Play the...
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One String Flying Triplets

Posted by The Wizard on Saturday, October 10, 2009, In : Amazing Licks 
One String Flying Triplets


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Playing this lick always makes me smile. It's an insane way to utilize position shifting to create a one string sequence that looks and sounds this frantic. But it's also an incredible left hand exercise (If you're a right handed person) Think about it: In order to play any 3 notes per string scale pattern from string to string, you have to change fingering to match the notes on each of the six strings you play. You do the same thing here, ...
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The Reversed Malmsteen Sequence

Posted by The Wizard on Sunday, October 4, 2009, In : Amazing Licks 
The Reversed Malmsteen Sequence



I've decided to create a category with nothing but licks in it. This allows me to offer you some value even when I haven't got much time on my hands. This is a sequence I came up with by reversing a well known Yngwie lick. I haven't included the original lick in this video but if you wonder what it is just reverse today's sequence. It feels extremely awkward to play these notes in the beginning. It's almost like there's something wrong with the lick! But be pers...
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