Licks, Riffs, and Tricks – Guitar Lesson World Play better with free online guitar lessons. Sat, 26 Aug 2017 09:32:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 runs guitar&h1=wp-content/uploads/2015/12/cropped-guitarlessonworldlogo-whitebackground-1-32x32.jpg Licks, Riffs, and Tricks – Guitar Lesson World 32 32 LRT-033 Double-Stop Riff runs guitar&h1=lrt-033-double-stop-riff/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-033-double-stop-riff/#comments Tue, 21 Mar 2017 00:46:49 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1891 Learn a fun two-bar double-stop blues riff. This one is all about a blues rhythm with a swing feel.  You’ll notice that the open-string double-stops in the first measure use staccato to give a short, noticeable sound. In [...]

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LRT-032 ii-V-I Modal Lick runs guitar&h1=lrt-032-ii-v-modal-lick/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-032-ii-v-modal-lick/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 02:07:53 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1885 Learn some modal Jazz guitar licks over the ii-V-I progression. This lick is played over a standard ii-V-I Jazz chord progression in the key of C.  The lick uses modes of the C major scale. [...]

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LRT-031 Bending Rock Riff runs guitar&h1=bending-rock-riff/ runs guitar&h1=bending-rock-riff/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:22:45 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1858 This rock riff starts with a slow bend that catches your attention followed by a droning droning open E with a melody played over top.  I love how it has a 90’s feel. I want [...]

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LRT-030 Palm Muting Solo runs guitar&h1=lrt-030-palm-muting-solo/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-030-palm-muting-solo/#respond Sun, 01 Jan 2017 17:41:04 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1845 Learn another rock solo from Francesco Cagnacci.  This one uses several different techniques, but it starts with a palm-muting lick followed by some nice runs.  Enjoy this one. Both the audio and backing track are [...]

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LRT-029 Slow Groove runs guitar&h1=lrt-029-slow-groove/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-029-slow-groove/#respond Mon, 21 Nov 2016 05:00:48 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1820 Get your groove on with this fun-to-play slow groove at 70bpm.  This is a riff that you want to feel as you play it.  It really sets a mood. In regards to your playing, you [...]

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LRT-028 Blues Ending in E runs guitar&h1=lrt-028-blues-ending-e/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-028-blues-ending-e/#respond Mon, 07 Nov 2016 12:42:04 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1806 Upgrade your blues jamming with this classic blues ending that is suitable for beginners. When you learn the blues,  you often learn blues turnarounds and endings.  This triplet-based ending is a classic.  In this example, [...]

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LRT-027 Bassline Riff runs guitar&h1=lrt-027-bassline-riff/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-027-bassline-riff/#respond Mon, 17 Oct 2016 18:41:25 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1794 Learn this addictive guitar riff that sounds like a bassline. At times guitarists play a line similar to a bass guitar.  This riff, written and recorded by Charles Gervase, uses a variation on a theme.  The [...]

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LRT-026 Rock Solo runs guitar&h1=lrt-026-rock-solo/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-026-rock-solo/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:00:15 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1774 Learn this fun rock solo with licks that use staccato, slides, and bends.  It is played as a fast tempo in the key of D, which has two sharps in its key signature. The solo starts [...]

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LRT-025 Hard Rock Speed Lick runs guitar&h1=lrt-025-hard-rock-speed-lick/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-025-hard-rock-speed-lick/#respond Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:59:18 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1730 Crank up the speed with this classic hard rock speed lick in the style of many hard rock/metal guitarists.  This one uses hammer-ons and pull-offs on sixteenth notes and triplets at a torrid 160bpm pace! [...]

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LRT-024 Rhythmic Rock Riff in E runs guitar&h1=lrt-024-rhythmic-rock-riff-in-e/ runs guitar&h1=lrt-024-rhythmic-rock-riff-in-e/#respond Mon, 01 Aug 2016 11:21:36 +0000 runs guitar&h1=?p=1719 This fun rhythmic rock riff will have you playing bends, staccato, eighth notes, and sixteenth notes in the key of E.  What I love about this riff, by Charles Gervase, is that he uses the same [...]

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