Watch the Neal's Journey online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Neal's Journey - Lick 35 is a video guitar lesson presented by James Hogan and is sourced from 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic Licks.


Here's a really cool signature lick for you. This one belongs to Neal Schon and it's one you'll hear him play on the tune "Lights" from his band Journey. Neal is one of my favorite players and he exemplifies what a guitar player should sound like on pop radio. His solos are always memorable and full of fire, yet tasteful. This is a must know lick. In fact I still remember the first time I learned it back in the 80's. I still crank it up every time "Lights" comes on the radio. The lick is based in Position V of A Major pentatonic though originally it's in another key. Again, keep in mind that you can transpose all of the licks in the course to any key!