#1
hey guys. i'm trying to compile a list of trick cards for guitarists to pull out when soloing.. i'm looking for licks, NOT riffs, that are relatively easy on guitar but sound impressive to non-guitarists. An example would be like the beginning of the communication breakdown solo by led zeppelin. the first measure is a pretty classic jimmy pageism and is relatively easy to play. when i first started soloing, every solo of mine would start off like that haha. anyway, i'm looking for stuff in the classic rock/blues rock category (mostly just pentatonic). think of it as a get out of jail free card when you don't know what to do.. you can throw in a lick and impress the ladies in the crowd. i want to get the licks and break down the theory and explain when the licks work over what chords to help beginners get a sense of satisfaction when starting to solo. plus, a lot of these licks break up the linear style of soloing where people learn scale and just play up and down it with slight rhythmic variations. i know that playing licks does not make you a great soloist, but i do think licks have their place when learning to solo

i am collecting a list, but i know i'm going to forget some great ones, so your musical minds are greatly appreciated! thanks in advance once i think i'm done, i will repost it for everyone to take advantage of
#4
Or you could practice enough to actually play technically proficient.
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#5
The very beginning of the solo in "Readymade" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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#6
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128BPM. An awesome C minor lick from Hydrocity Zone Act II from Sonic 3.
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#7
How about the widdly-widdly bit of Am I Evil in the intro?
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Or you could practice enough to actually play technically proficient.


i think you're missing the point. it's to help beginners. to teach them in a fun, rewarding way. if they are happy with they way they sound, they will continue to play. otherwise.. yeah, there would be no point for this post

crazy train has a lot of good licks in it. but i think i'm looking for something that you can repeat more.. the ready made intro would work
#10
My first easy solo was sympathy for the devil, but its very simple and I'd imagine that non-guitarists generally just find any fast playing impressive, so are you specifically looking for fast easy licks? Like just constant legato or tapping?
#11
The beginning of Cliffs of Dover, if you played a bastardized easy version (there are lots of examples you can find, or even make up your own)
#12
The 2nd 16th note run in the call of ktulu solo is challenging yet tasteful.
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#13
The rundown after the alternate legato lick in the Enter Sandman solo.
#14
Repeating licks. You can get them going crazy fast and they sound cool. People are impressed
#15
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i think you're missing the point. it's to help beginners. to teach them in a fun, rewarding way. if they are happy with they way they sound, they will continue to play. otherwise.. yeah, there would be no point for this post

crazy train has a lot of good licks in it. but i think i'm looking for something that you can repeat more.. the ready made intro would work

No, because the TS just wants to give the illusion that he's a proficient player by making it "seem" like he can play hard things, not having the ability to actually play technically. And yes it is fun to play fast, but what happens is they try to play it really fast right off the bat and they just frustrated that they can't do it perfectly. I know because I used to it all the time rather than actually practising properly.

You can really learn any lick by slowing it right down and practising it there for a few days and slowly getting the speed up, but I realise (from experience) that people don't listen to that piece of advice.
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This doesn't really sound hard to me, but its an ez rock blues lick.. its kinda like shredding...but not. Rock/Blues Lick


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I encourage you to try and help but I also encourage you to do that by actually helping, not just linking to licks. You also might want to try fixing the tab on your site, it's very broken.
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#19
in too deep by sum 41 is a cool sounding solo IMO, for some reason that is in my head right now.. and it looks pretty simple to play (from a guitarists POV)
#21
The solo from Scream Aim Fire is deceptively easy...Except the sweepy bit, but even that's easy if you're okay at sweeping. I think it's the same for most Bullet solos.
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#23
A minor pent.

|--8p5------------------------------------------------------------------
|--------8-5--8p5------------------------------------------------------
|--------------------7-5--7p5------------------7-5~------------------
|--------------------------------7-5--7p5-----------------7-5-7~~~
|--------------------------------------------7-5-------------------------
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------

All sixteenth notes except the last A which sounds good with vibrato. Super easy (and common) lick that sounds pretty neat. And obviously it can be moved up and down the neck.
#24
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An awesome C minor lick from Hydrocity Zone Act II from Sonic 3.


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Honestly, TS, almost anything you do will sound impressive to a non-musician.
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The first lick in the Master Of Puppets solo << Kirk's solo


thats not that easy
#29
The end lick of Sultans of Swing is pretty impressive - but it is equally difficult to master
#32
Nah. It's legato more than anything, though I've actually gotten used to playing it as a 3 string sweep.
#33
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Nah, Its played using a bunch of hammer-ons and pull-offs.
#34
People are stupid, almost anything that you'd actually want to play is going to sound impressive to those who aren't musically inclined.

Anyway, the technique forum isn't really the place to be asking for a collection of licks.
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