Tuesday, Week 3

Guitarists Who Shaped the '80s

Guitarists in the `80s like Kirk Hammett and Randy Rhoads, among many others, combined rock and classical influences into their music.  In today's lick you'll learn a technique that fuses the two styles mentioned above.  The first half of the lick, you'll be playing a F# natural minor scale ascending four scale steps at a time.  You'll start by playing root, 2, b3, 4, then 2, b3, 4, 5 etc.  Playing the scale tones in this manner gives you a classical type of style.  The second half of the lick is the same only descending.  Add heavy distortion, a hard pick attack combined with palm muting and you'll have the elements of the rock style.

Learn this lick and then practice to

teacher: Lyle Ronglien
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Key:  F# min