Hey, this is Matias Rengel with Guitar Control and today we’re going to be learning three, three, exactly three essential licks in classic licks for guitar that are going to enrich your playing I guess. But I mean I don’t know they’re classic licks, and I think if you don’t know them you should totally know them. Anyways, I wrote a tab for it, there’s something in the description where you can download it, and let’s get down to it.
All right, so the first lick that we’re going to be learning is going to be actually a very popular lick. It’s more like a technique actually, but I’m going to show you two ways to play it. The first one, if you know it already sorry, I mean not sorry good for you. But still stay for the video because I am going to show you two other ones, maybe you don’t know the other two. So anyways, for this one.
That’s going to be our first one. Now this licks comes from way back, it comes from the time of I don’t know I think even Elvis Presley maybe or the Beatles maybe, I don’t know. A long time ago, maybe even before. It’s a very bluesy lick. We’re going to play it in D. So this is going to work for a D for a bluesy song or any minor or funky song, whatever you want to use it for honestly. What we’re going to do, let’s learn it without the bending at the beginning, and then I’m going to apply the bending, okay. Just in case. Very simple, check it out, we’re going to play this 12th fret of the third string, okay. You’re going to play that with your ring finger, then with the index finger, you’re going to play the 10th fret of the first string, and then the 13th fret of the second string. Just practice that.
Now this is an interesting lick, because your pick pattern is changing as you come back. It goes down, up, down, up, down, up, so it’s like sometimes you’re playing the down on the outside of the strings, and sometimes you’re playing the inside. That’s cool because it helps your picking pattern, it helps your picking technique.
Now what we’re going to do to take this a little further, we’re going to bend the first one. Now there are many ways to do this, but what I like to do, I like to put my index finger there and kind of bend that, you see how it looks, kind of like that. And just keep it on the second and first string at the same time. And then I bend this one with my ring and middle. Now, why do I keep it here like that? You’re like you’re just playing the first, why don’t you just do this? Yes, you could do that, but this one, this way if you want to do something like this, you already have it there.
Right, if you want to pull off from the 13 to the 10. But anyways, right now we’re looking at this. So that’s your first lick, pretty cool right. Now for all you hybrid pickers, you can just play, you can play the pick, middle, and pick. Or you can play pick and fingers.
We can grab this same lick and just take it here for example. Just like that. Not even bending the string, so you will play 14, 13, and 15, so you could do like … classic lick, you got to know it.
For our second lick, super cool this is going to be in A minor. You can transpose all of these licks of course. We’re going to play the seven fret of the fifth string, seven fret of the third and second. So you play the fourth string first on the seventh fret, and then you play this too. So you could go … what you’re doing is you’re playing fourth, then this, then you go back to fourth, then you go back to this one, and then you play the fifth fret on the third and second string. And then you finish on the seventh fret of the fourth.
And you can transpose this lick right now it’s in E minor, but if you wanted to play it in D, you would just have to transport it, you know A, A sharp, B, C, C sharp, D. Super simple classic lick.
Now, let’s go with the third one, this one is going to be easy depending on how fast you play it, it’s going to sound super cool or not maybe. But so for this one, let’s do it once again on A, and we’re going to use a little bit of Legato, you’re going to place your index finger on the fifth fret of the second, and then you’re going to hammer onto the eighth fret of the second, and then pull off to the fifth fret, and then play the eighth fret of the third string. Just like that.
You could do it like this with only two fingers, but I find it better if you play like this, with these fingers, because it’s faster. You’re going to achieve faster speeds. So that’s for that one, see. You can take it super fast, people are going to be like, what? If you go really high, you don’t even to play with this too, you can play with just two with the index, middle and ring. Now, what you can do to take this into a really cool next level, you can bring it down, if you’re playing in E minor let’s say, you can play there on the 12th fret into a 13th, going into the 15th fret, and then into 15th fret of the third, right?
You can replace it, and instead of playing the 15th, sometimes play the 17 of a second. 17, now the cool thing about this is you can take this technique to other strings. You could take it to the second and first. And now if you use hybrid picking is going to be super fast. I know if you use, there’s this technique that you just go down. I can not really play it, but some people like to do that, and it will be even faster, but yeah, there you have it. Three really cool licks.
And you going to pad your playing, I think classic licks, at least for me, I don’t know I used to play those licks a lot when I was just starting out. I mean not starting out, when I was just starting out I was playing basic chords, but I mean in the first year, because they’re simple actually. Depending on how fast you play them, it depends how complicated they are or not. But yeah, there you have it. Make sure you download the tab, because I have included them. There’s a link in the description so download it. That’s all for today, I hope you enjoyed this lesson that you can increase your lick vocabulary with this three classic guitar licks. Remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for daily guitar lessons. There are lessons being uploaded every week. That’s all for today, I hope you enjoy it.
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