You're feeling mighty fine as you head home after dropping your sweetie off on the doorstep, her kiss still fresh on your lips. The top is down, hair blowing all in your face, big smile on your mug and the radio is blasting your favorite tune. Like the rest of us, you struggle singing along to some of the lyrics (for the record, it's "blinded by the light, revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night") but no problem scatting those killer guitar solos note-for-note. That's radio rock guitar baby -- tasty, melodic, memorable solos guaranteed to trigger involuntary air-guitar convulsions.
Top NYC recording and performing artist, Angus Clark is your radio rock jock for this collection of 50 Radio Rock Licks You MUST Know inspired by the likes of Jeff Beck, Kirk Hammett, Jimi Hendrix, Mike McReady, Tony Iommi, Ritchie Blackmore, Neal Schon, Steve Lukather, John Shanks, Trevor Rabin and David Gilmour. Not only is Angus one of the scene's go-to rock players, but he's also a passionate educator whose clinics and workshops always pull standing-room only audiences.
Angus covers a lot of ground in this collection of lickage. You'll learn how to build tasty rockin' lines with the major scale, how to apply pre-bends and releases in your solos for optimal impact, pull-offs, slides, arpeggiated phrases, mixed major and minor pentatonic lines, repeating motives, intervallic lines, double-stops and triads, "money-maker" licks, suspended chord arpeggios, repetition licks, Mixolydian lines, ostinato patterns, and even how to pull melodic ideas from classical music and old standards. In short, plenty to keep you happily busy in the shed for many moons.
Dive into this versatile toolbox of 50 Radio Rock Licks You MUST Know and other assorted tricks of the trade for maximum melodic impact in your solos and improvisations. Soon you'll be putting smiles on drivers' faces!