Hello and welcome to 50 Rock Guitar Licks You Must Know—a comprehensive collection of rock essentials for any guitarist wanting to get their rock on! These 50 must know licks fully explore the myriad techniques that make playing rock guitar feel like the world’s greatest roller coaster ride. We’re gonna cover it all including various types of string bending, legato moves such as pull-offs, hammer-ons, and slides; must know picking techniques like sweep picking and string skipping, the ever-important technique of tapping, whammy bar maneuvers; even tricks that utilize both natural and artificial harmonics! In addition we’ll delve into signature tricks of the trade from the master rockers like Eddie Van Halen, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Bumblefoot, Dimebag Darrell, Dickie Betts, Steve Cropper, The Edge, Nuno Bettencourt and more.
To get the most out of 50 Rock Guitar Licks You Must Know watch me first play through the lick at tempo, then, be sure to sit back and listen to the segment that immediately follows before going off into the shed. During these breakdowns sections I’ll show you the ins and outs of playing each lick along with tips on how to get around the tricky parts. What’s more, the backing tracks you hear me rippin’ over are included in the course for you to rock with as well as PDF and Power Tab charts that feature both spot-on TAB and notation of all 50 licks. In regards to the latter, you’ll be able slow down lick in the Power Tab MIDI player so you can zero in on any passages without altering the pitch.