Watch the Stairway online guitar lesson by James Hogan from 50 All-Purpose Pentatonic Licks

Lick #12 “Stairway” is a lick from Jimmy Page’s famous Stairway To Heaven solo which is constantly rated as the greatest rock guitar solo of all time. Not bad right? I’ve supplied a funk groove backing track for this lick to show it’s versatility. This one is based in position IV of A minor pentatonic. Again, master it and feel free to move it around to various keys on the guitar neck. These pentatonic scale positions are symmetrical so they're the same shapes in every key.