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Best Classic Rock Licks Book?

Blues Rocker

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Hey guys, I've been performing/recording for a long time, since my first record in the '60's in Studio City. I played as a lead guitarist in surf and rock bands and now am a lead guitarist in a large church band. I'm a die hard blues rocker at heart. I can play with some of the best of them.

I've got a secret. I have my own tone and style but I feel like I missed a lot in my training a long the way. I have good right/left hand technique, but I would like a book that can show me some of the licks I missed along the way. Like Clapton's first finger on the B string and alternately picking with the 2nd and 3rd fingers two frets up. I like what I hear but I don't know how he does it. Or how does Scott Gorham play some of those juicy Thin Lizzy riffs or Gary Moore?

I want a good book that breaks some short riffs into learnable chunks. I can figure out the theory. "Just the facts, mam!" Any ideas?!
 

stevel

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Hey guys, I've been performing/recording for a long time, since my first record in the '60's in Studio City. I played as a lead guitarist in surf and rock bands and now am a lead guitarist in a large church band. I'm a die hard blues rocker at heart. I can play with some of the best of them.

I've got a secret. I have my own tone and style but I feel like I missed a lot in my training a long the way. I have good right/left hand technique, but I would like a book that can show me some of the licks I missed along the way. Like Clapton's first finger on the B string and alternately picking with the 2nd and 3rd fingers two frets up. I like what I hear but I don't know how he does it. Or how does Scott Gorham play some of those juicy Thin Lizzy riffs or Gary Moore?

I want a good book that breaks some short riffs into learnable chunks. I can figure out the theory. "Just the facts, mam!" Any ideas?!
You know, some of those "Guitar White Pages" type books with all the tab for all kinds of songs might be good. The nice thing about these is there's a nice smattering of various styles without focusing too much on any one style. Sure, you might not care to learn some Dream Theater song included in there, but Layla might also be included.

Unless you want to go for a more artist or style specific book, of which there are plenty as well.

Good luck,
Steve
 




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