Watch the Kid Charlemagne online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 50 Licks Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Lesson Source: James Hogan's 50 Jazz Rock Licks
This lick covers a section of Larry Carlton’s epic solo on Steely Dan’s "Kid Charlemagne." This solo is an absolute classic and is constantly rated as one of the greatest guitar solos ever recorded. The scary thing is that Larry was called in to do the session and improvised it on the spot in two takes! This one is a right of passage solo for any aspiring jazz rock guitarist and definitely one you must know.
Try breaking this lick up into a few different sections. Doing this will enable you to really nail Larry’s inflections within each phrase. Along with his great phrasing and melodic ideas, I really love how Larry bends and slides notes! "