In this episode of AGS Andy and Thomas take you through a wide of range of classic rock licks, inspired by some of the greatest crock players ever. We take a look at Slash, John Mayer, David Gilmour and Jimmy Page, and give you a lick in the style of those players.
LICK 1: JIMMY PAGE STYLE
Our first lick, played by Andy, demonstrates just how much Jimmy Page was able to get out of the same 3 notes in the pentatonic scale. The bends are the key, as well as the speed changes between the licks. It's in the A minor pentatonic shape 1, as shown below.
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LICK 2: DAVID GILMOUR STYLE
Our second lick, played by Thomas, demonstrates how Gilmour might take the same notes and use them differently with a more smooth tone, touch of delay and super cool over bends!
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LICK 3: SLASH STYLE
Our third lick, played by Andy, is taken from a Slash style lick library, using his classic pedal note licks. This particular lick is based around the E minor pentatonic scale as shown below.
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LICK 4: JOHN MAYER STYLE
Our final lick, played by Thomas, is a great Mayer example of how to play the scale shapes on one string, rather than just confined to one scale shape. The use of vibrato, slides and hammer ons are also key here.
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