Well if you’re the kind of guy or gal that likes learning new guitar licks, welcome! That’s pretty much all we talk about here, as you’ll find out soon enough. Guitar scales, chords, progressions, and all the other things you can learn on the guitar are all really important, but sometimes the only thing you want to do is learn a new guitar lick, something you can drop in your toolbox and pull out later to impress your jam buddies.
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One of the most important things you need to keep in mind every time you’re learning new guitar licks is to pay attention (or try to figure out) which guitar scale pattern that riff is coming from. Once you understand how it fits in with the scale pattern, you’ll be able to move it elsewhere on the fretboard, transposing it into any key you wish.
Another cool trick is to dissect the guitar lick, and learn to play it in a different scale pattern from the same key. Obviously the fingering will be different, as you’re changing scale positions; however you’ll also end up with a slightly different sound and way of approaching the lick than you would have had before.
To get started, check out the most recent guitar licks below, or have a look in the sidebar if you’re hunting for something specific.