Watch the Sykes online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic Licks
John Sykes is one of my very favorite guitarists! He is well known for his work with Thin Lizzy, Phil Lynott, Whitesnake and Blue Murder. John is a player with incredible chops and feel and a distinctive wide vibrato. Lick #9 “Sykes” is base in position III of A minor pentatonic. It features a huge min 3rd bend and John’s wide vibrato use. Dig it!