Watch the Beck's Repeater online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 Jazz Rock Licks You MUST Know
Jeff Beck is one of the absolute greatest guitarists to ever walk the planet. Period. He’s an artist who seems to constantly reinvent himself, all while remaining easily identifiable. This lick is a common one heard during Beck’s mid 70‘s Blow By Blow and Wired era jazz rock playing. Essentially it’s Beck’s imitation of a Jan Hammer "pitch wheel" keyboard lick. Oddly enough, Jan Hammer often imitated guitar licks so this lick is probably Jeff imitating Jan Hammer imitating one of his own guitar licks!
The lick is played over a dominant 7th chord and is a "repeater" type of lick where you are essentially trying to mimic the sound of a keyboard’s pitch wheel. This lick sounds particularly great with an overdriven or distorted sound.