Angus Clark’s 50 Hard Rock Licks You MUST Know will keep your blood boiling with this handpicked collection of mighty moves and thunderous lickage inspired by and respectfully borrowed from the masters of the genre. Angus focuses primarily on the evolved style of 70‘s and 80‘s hard rock brought to the air waves by Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Ratt, Dokken, Rainbow, Deep Purple amongst many others.
This particular generation of Hard Rock bands produced dozens of rock guitar gods; Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Randy Rhoads, Adrian Smith, Michael Schenker, Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Warren DeMartini, Dave Murray, Vivian Campbell, Zakk Wylde and George Lynch to name but a few. Their collective contributions took electric guitar to a new level of virtuosity way beyond mega-volume, distortion, power chords and the pentatonic scale.
To play in the game you need an arsenal of chops; trilling, sliding, modal variations, harmonized lead lines, sophisticated phrasing, expressive vibrato, muting, sweeps, shifting positions, dozens of new bending techniques , hammers, pull-offs, legato, open strings, chromatics, groupings and plenty of did-el-ee-bums. Angus covers it all in 50 Hard Rock Licks You MUST Know!
All of the licks are first presented in context over a rhythm track, followed by a detailed breakdown of the lick along and the techniques being employed to perform it. Everything is tabbed and notated, plus you'll also get all of the rhythm tracks to practice with on your own.
Keep your bloodline fertile and your amp dialed to 10. Long live Rock & Roll!