Watch the Circles online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know
We’re going to take the circular melodic concept a step further in this lick and show you that if you address the changes underneath the riff by hitting the bass notes, you can add a wider dimension to your melody. Normally in a circular melody we would merely repeat the riff over the changes and because the riff is based in the key it would work every time around. The same goes for this lick, but it fits even better if we address the changes below with a bass note alteration. In this way, it is truly custom made for the tune.