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

Slow and steady is the stereotypical rule when playing melodically, but a well placed flash of technique makes a solo really pop. It’s always about the contrasts in life and music. If someone plays fast all the time it becomes the norm and ceases to be speedy anymore. How is there slow playing if there is nothing to compare it to? It’s all a balancing act. So instead of backing away from some of the chops we have worked so hard for, let’s just put that mind-numbing riff in the right spot for the greatest effect and reaction.