#1
I could be in the wrong forum here, not sure how "advanced" the question is, although it can definitely be made more advanced.

background...playing for 1-2 years, decent enough, but I really want to improve my soloing. I of course know all the modes pretty well, pentatonic and blues scale also, so the scales themselves aren't the problems.

what I was wanting to know is a list of essential type riffs that are cool...shorter type stuff, so a technique like the intro to Chuck Berry's "Johnny Be Goode", which you can transer to another note counts as a little riff.

I'm basically trying to assemble a bunch of really cool little licks that I can learn and incorporate into my soloing to make it better. If there's a massive thread on this already, just tell me, but I DID use the search function, didn't find anything there.

so I've been looking through some old GNR songs (big Slash fan), and came up with some pretty stock short riff/timing things...

drumming hphphphphphphphph something like a 5h7p5h7p5h7p5h7p

bending up a note, then release and pull off, i.e. 10b12r10p8

the slide down or up the scale, also can be picked, 1/3/5/7/8/10/12/13

a quick hammer pull off 12h15p12, pick a note on a higher or lower string. something like 7b8r7---10 would fit into the rhythm scheme too.

coming up through cycling...7-8p7-11p7-8-11-12s14-11-12


these are of course fairly simplistic, and I was wondering what riffs you guys especially enjoyed, that can be very useful in soloing.
#4
You say you know the modes well, but many people don't really understand them when they think they do; are you sure that you DO have a firm understanding?
#5
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You say you know the modes well, but many people don't really understand them when they think they do; are you sure that you DO have a firm understanding?



i know what it is...i know the differences. i know how to play in the same position and play two different modes. i know this kind of stuff, not necessarily particularly adept at it, but I've got a decent understanding.

I guess I think what I'm looking for in this thread is rhythm that I can transfer to different parts of the fretboard.
#6
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i know what it is...i know the differences. i know how to play in the same position and play two different modes. i know this kind of stuff, not necessarily particularly adept at it, but I've got a decent understanding.

Okay, just a little test then: if I'm playing over a static C major chord and play this line in this order: F G A B C D E, what mode did I play?
#10
The intro riff to "Brush With the Blues" by Jeff Beck is a good riff to start a solo into a pentatonic scale. I would recommend learning and fully understanding the CAGED system helped me quite a bit.
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#11
Quote by eliterun
Lydian.
Hooked line a sinker. Your a bad person Mr Smiley, next time DONT chew the noobs.

The correct answer was "ionian." The harmonic content (chords) make the mode.

And search through MT, somewhere theres a thread called the "lick library" or "lick repository" or something like that
#13
this is an awesome lick is use in a lot of rock
--------------------------------------------[B](10)[/B]------------------
B------7-----------------7-------------[B]10(12)---(12)10--7--10--8(9)[/B]
G-7--9---7---------7--9----7---------------------------------------
D----------9--7--9------------9--7--9--7---------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------


the others one i tell you how to do them im too lazy to tab them

put your 1st finger on the 5 fret of the 1st string on the second string or b string bend 8 and repeat


the other one is do full bend on the 5 fret of the 3rd string then hit the 3 fret on the b string and 3 fret on the 1st string and repeat this is a very cliche rock lick is use alo-t but still sounds awesome

5h8p5 the hit 8 on the next string and repeat


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