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Licks For Rock Soloing Lick 1
For this example we have an A minor pentatonic lick is part of a four part series called licks for rock soloing. This rock guitar lick uses the A minor pentatonic scale, phrases like these are commonly used by many rock and blues players such as, Jimmy Page Ritchie Blackmore, and Angus Young.
Begin on the fifth fret on the first string, move to the second string, and pick the eighth fret on the second string, pull-off from the eighth fret to the fifth fret. The third string is a pull-off from the seventh fret to the fifth fret. Use your third finger on the seventh fret of the fourth string.
The challenging part of this phrase is the bend-release pull-off on the seventh fret of the third string. Pick the seventh fret and immediately bend and release the note. Make sure you support your third finger with your first and second finger. You want to hear the pitch on the seventh fret once you release that bend. Next, pull off to the fifth fret and move to the seventh fret on the fourth string. Everyone uses this little lick. It’s a good idea to practice this part separately at first. The last note ends on the root of the scale.
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