10 ascending/descending Rock Licks

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 73 called "10 Ascending & descending Rock Licks(runs)"

    When it comes to the point where guitar players want to play a faster run (yes, we all love this :-D ) some players just play a simple ascending or descending scale with out any sequence pattern. This can sound very boring and doesn't make any sense (in my opinion).

    But what bout if we use a cool sequence pattern and play the same scale??
    And suddenly the simple scale comes to live.

    I often use groups of 3, 4, 5, 6, 6, 8, or 9 notes and play them as 16ths or triplets.

    So I made 10 cool runs to demonstrate a few ideas here.

    Have fun!!

    The structure of the Jam track:

    Lick 1-10 0:01-1:21
    | E5 | % | C5 | % |
    | E5 | % |
    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro file you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: Elixir Optiweb 9-42
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic Pro X, several plugins

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Bruno XL
    Matrix GT1000FX with Marshall 2x12" V30 (for monitoring)

    The profiles are available for purchase here:

    Standard Tuning E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 90 BPM

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