Essential fast rock guitar licks you can use over and over again for high energy rock solos. These fast rock guitar licks not only sound great in your solos but will also help you build guitar speed and play guitar faster and show you some essential tricks for expanding your rock soloing. Watch now!
Fast Rock Guitar Licks (You need To Know!)
These speedy pentatonic licks are all using the D minor pentatonic and D blues scale. Not sure how to play these? Click here for my minor pentatonic tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJKenmHWKyc
Let’s jump into the lesson!
0:25 Lick 1 – The Classic Rock Bending Lick
Everyone plays this first one, in fact it’s one of the most common fast rock licks you’ll hear. Watch out for the technique tips to learn how to control the bend and minimise unwanted notes and noises and discover the easiest way to pick the lick for fast execution.
2:43 Lick 2 – Stretch Legato Repeating Lick
This fast rock guitar lick shows you a great way to expand your pentatonic scale to reach some higher notes. Remember this…it’s a handy tool for creating flashy licks which are easier to play than they sound!
4:40 Lick 3 – Rapid Fire Blues
This repeating blues scale lick is a killer and is an awesome lick to use in your solos. Learn how to pick it for maximum speed and discover how to use ‘hammering from nowhere’ to get it as fast as the great players.
6:50 Lick 4 – Blues Sequence Lick
This fast rock guitar lick is just a simple pattern or sequence you can find inside the D blues scale. It’s a little similar to something Slash plays in ‘Sweet Child ‘O’ Mine’ and is easy to slip into your rock solos.
8:14 Lick 5 – Zakk Wylde Pentatonic Picking Lick
Here’s a killer fast rock guitar lick in Zakk Wylde style. Listen to ‘No More Tears’ to hear him play something like this. This lick is also an awesome picking exercises and again shows you how to easily extend the pentatonic and blues scale patterns higher up the fretboard.
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