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Watch the Multiplicity online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know

Sometimes it's just more than the actual melody. Sometimes it's really about how we play it and the techniques that we use that really bring the line alive. There are a few "desert isle" guitar techniques that should be in any guitarist’s toolbox no matter what style you are playing. Slides happen to be the one we will analyze in this lick. Notice that the melody stands on its own merit, but with the addition of a little slide magic, there is an element of excitement that now permeates the riff. It’s little things like this that we as guitarists can add that while it may not to seem that big of a deal at first, can really get things rolling and take the melody to another level. Some key things to watch in this technique is that when you are doing those wide slides for effect that you practice stopping at the correct note and not passing it by as it is very easy to do. Have fun!