Watch the 50 Hard Rock Licks online guitar lesson by Angus Clark from 50 Hard Rock Licks You MUST Know

I love hard rock and I love playing hard rock guitar. In coming up with the licks for this course I discovered so much about what makes the legendary players similar and also different. I'm talking about Sabbath, Ozzy, Priest, Scorpions, Maiden, Thin Lizzy, UFO, Ratt, Dokken, Rainbow, Deep Purple, and all that good stuff. Bands that made records that I played on my turntable until I wore them out.

To summarize the formal elements, this stuff is pentatonic plus. Home base is the pentatonic scale but it's amped up and stretched out and we're adding scale tones and modal material on top. The vibrato is big. The hair is long. Let's get started.