If you want to be a lead guitar guy, a shred master, a stellar soloist, you really need to learn many, many licks from memory. Having a vast number of great riffs at your disposal will allow you to create awesome intros and interludes “on the fly” that will wow your audiences. Using the free resources found on this page will help you build a complete repertoire of runs, arpeggios, and other building blocks that can be joined in unlimited combinations for endless variety. This site provides all the runs you’ll ever need—it’s up to you to practice them diligently and learn to incorporate them into your performances. With some hard work and perseverance, this unique collection of free guitar licks will help you reach your goal of shred mastery in less time than you might think.
Master the Art of Alternate Picking!
All guitar players must know how to use alternate picking, but it can sometimes get a little repetitious practicing the same runs and riffs over and over again. That’s why I’ve provided 15 FREE alternate picking licks for you to use at your convenience. Check them out here, add some variety to your practice sessions and reach for the guitar stars. You won’t be sorry you have them a shot.
Master the Art of Sweeping!
Many hot guitar solos are created by sweeping the right hand across the strings with either an upward or downward motion. Learning how to sweep will provide a valuable level of flexibility for any shred king and these videos can show you how it’s done. Check them out and get ready to impress your fans with a whole new dimension to your playing.
Master the Art of Tapping!
As a fan of shred guitar, odds are good that you’ve seen some of your favorite players perform incredible tapping solos. These happen when the guitarist brings his right hand up on the neck of the instrument and uses it to play runs and riffs that would be nearly impossible to do with the left hand alone. The licks I’ve gathered in this section are amazing and they can help you become a tapper extraordinaire. Use them to boost your skills and expand your repertoire.
Master the Art of Legato!
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that legato is only used in mellow styles of music like folk or gospel. Many hard-driving rock and metal songs have legato passages that add a nice bit of contrast to the rest of the piece. This section of the site has some terrific licks performed with a legato touch that will give your solos added variety to keep your fans begging for more.
Now that you’ve had a taste of all that my site offers, I’ll bet you’re inspired to take your guitar chops to an even higher level. I couldn’t be prouder of all the resources I’ve been able to put together for you, and I know WITHOUT A DOUBT they can help you the way they’ve helped so many other students before you. The collection of licks that you’ll find here is the best of its kind…online or anywhere else…and you can access it NOW and start expanding your soloing ability. End the frustration of trying to copy your fave riffs by ear. Give up on attempting to learn from a dull book or an over-priced teacher. Use these licks whenever and wherever you want for complete flexibility and reach your goal of becoming a master shredder.
Access 50 More Alternate Picking Licks!
The vast majority of the screaming guitar solos you love are done with an alternate picking technique. The term simply describes using a down-up, down-up pattern with the pick to attack each note of a lick. Alternate picking allows a lead man ultimate control of the volume, dynamic range and speed of his performance. Check out the licks in this section to get great ideas for awesome licks you can add to your repertoire.
Access 50 More Sweeping Licks!
If you want to be great, you must know how to sweep, and these 15 free licks will give you plenty of practice with the technique. As always, you’ll be able to see the tablature, watch the video and hear how you should sound. Add these babies to your collection of memorized riffs, and you’ll be ready to take your place with the big time shredders. And did I mention they’re FREE?
Access 50 More Tapping Licks!
Audiences go nuts when they see a guitarist perform an outstanding tapping solo. And the technique is not just for the likes of Van Halen or Satriani. With practice, you can learn to move both your hands up to the neck of the guitar and produce an incredible sound. Use these FREE licks as a way to get started tapping today. Start slow, practice hard, build up your speed, and you could be someone’s new guitar hero.
Access 50 More Legato Licks!
Need to add some contrast to the hard-driving leads you usually pump out? Legato licks are the perfect solution. They give you (and your audience) a moment to catch your breath from the super-energized parts of a song and allow the music to build up to a fantastic finale. Check out these FREE video licks and add some mellow legato sound to your style.
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