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Slash Style Rock Lick In 6 Keys
Practice along with the videos to build technique and speed.
Use the backing tracks to practice without the lick in the recording.
Try to find where slash uses this lick!
Use in your own solos.
Slash is a guitar player drawing deeply and effortlessly sharing secrets learned from greats such as Jeff Beck, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Billy Gibbons, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Ron Wood, Michael Schenker, George Lynch, Edward Van Halen, Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield and countless others. This Slash style lick is played in six keys across the neck, starting in the key of E minor, built to help you to improve your playing.
We are covering bending, bend release, and use of the blue note here. Begin on the fifteenth fret with a bend on the second string, then playing the first string on the twelfth and fifteenth frets. Then bend with a release on the fifteenth fret on the second thing again. this similar pattern moves down starting on the third string, and so on. The latter part of the lick moves down the E blues scale to a slide to the tenth fret on the fifth string. The lick ends on the twelfth fret on the sixth string.
Once you get the basic outline of the lick, shift down one half step and repeat the lick in E flat minor, and continue in half steps from there. We are playing this in six keys. E, Eb, D, Db, C, B minor pentatonic. Next work your way back up through each key till you arrive back in E minor pentatonic.
Notice the “rake” effect that is being used at the beginning of each phrase, this adds expression and intensity to the lick. This is a fun one!
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