Watch the Size Doesn't Matter online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know

Sometimes it's not about the long line and the majestically structured theme. Sometimes what counts is a very simple phrase that you’ll find in your solos to really catch the listener. It is sometimes the smallest kernel of a riff, but if it is powerful enough, it can grab the listener and never let go. That’s what this lick is all about. Taking a small phrase and making it the most potent of musical ideas. It’s all about the content. You’ll notice that we are outlining an E minor chord with the riff. Again, keeping it short and simple.