Watch the Percolate online guitar lesson by Jon Finn from 30 Melodic Modal Rock Licks You MUST Know

This lick is based on a lick in one of my tunes "Always a Bridesmaid" (Don't Look So Serious - Jon Finn Group). It's actually an exaggeration of the famous "Sweet Child of Mine" lick but taking the string skips and wide interval leaps much further. Practice this very slowly and deliberately until you can get all of the string skips nice and clear.

Keep in mind that the lick is played 4 times. The first two times starting at the 12th fret, then the 10th, then back up to the 12th. Keep in mind that because the phrase doesn't line up easily to a 4/4 phrase length, every time you repeat it, it starts in a different part of the measure. This makes it challenging to count. Yes, it would be much easier to play if the notes lined up with the beat, but nowhere near as cool-sounding. This is a good example of rhythmic tension being built up, then released. Finally, it finishes with a series of open-voiced arpeggios. Check the notation and tablature to get the finer details. Practice with the backing track, then invent your own version of this lick!