D Minor Rapid Fire Repeating Rock Licks
D Minor Rapid Fire Repeating Rock Licks covers common licks used by rock guitar gods such as Van Halen, Slash, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Michael Schenker, Randy Rhoads, Zack Wylde, Marty Friedman and many others. Using these kinds of licks during at least one point in a solo is a cornerstone of rock lead guitar playing and is an effective device for raising energy and intensity.
The first two measures is in the tenth position using the D minor pentatonic scale. Bend with your third finger on the twelfth fret, then play the tenth fret on the second and first string. On the second string pull off from the thirteenth to the tenth fret. The second measure descends down the scale ending on the root of the scale.
The next lick is a series of three string groupings moving down the pentatonic scale. its important here to make sure the pull-offs are even, clean, and clear as you play through the lick.
The third lick switches to sixteenth notes, and bounces back and fourth between the second and third strings. The fourth and final lick jumps between the top three strings rather than just two. With this one we are adding the pull-off on the first string.
Practice each measure separately with the backing tracks and slowly connect the whole thing.
Try to keep the picked notes at the same volume as the legato notes.
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