Watch the The Dominator online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

The Dominator - Lick 42 is a video guitar lesson presented by Neil Zaza and is sourced from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know.


Changing the tonality of some of the scales you are using can have a great melodic impact. It can inject a feel that is unexpected for the listener and it can help to really keep things fresh. In this lick we are going to examine imposing a mixolydian/dominant 7th vibe over the chord changes. And while we might go out on a limb with this exotic sounding addition, we are going to bring it back home, so to speak, to end the phrase with a bluesy lick out of the pentatonic. Bringing in the pentatonic scale gives the listener a sense of completion and resolution. You'll find that using this approach in your own soloing is going to add a very unique element.