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I need work on pull offs and hammer ons... I play the same phrases over and over ..

Dr. Tweedbucket

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... like a broken record it seems. Is there a recommended source (book or video) of popular rock / blues licks to help expand my riff vocabulary?

Thanks.
 
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Hit up youtube and look for "50 Blues Guitar Licks You Must Know" by Jeff Mcerlain. it will keep anybody busy learning new licks.

 

Aj_rocker

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who are some of your favorite players?? how about trying to learn some of there licks from their CDs??
 

TRawker

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I've just been studying how a lot of jazz cats sing what their playing. Licks can be very unforgiving when your changing keys all the time...at least it doesn't work for me. So I've been working through arpeggios, and practicing singing it in my head. Been trying to take my blues in a different direction...been studying Larry Carlton and Robben Ford. It's going to take a lot of woodshedding...haha

When me and my instructor work on improv...if I play the same phrase...he makes me start over again. He's a New Yorker...one of those freaks who wanted to learn jazz by learning every joe pass and wes montgomery solo note for note. It's freaky man...but he swears by the singing it in your head.
 

Dr. Tweedbucket

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I pretty much just a straight up classic rock player but seem to have a limited catalog of riffs. I think my problem is I've never been keen on sitting down copying other peoples licks and styles, but rather I'll play just what I hear in my head.... which hasn't been a bad experience so far, but I see I'm really limiting myself. I guess there isn't much left up there anymore and I'm ready for something different! I like all types of players from Mick Taylor to EVH to Jeff Beck.
 

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who are some of your favorite players?? how about trying to learn some of there licks from their CDs??

Totally agree on that. What about some Blackmore's stuff? The solo in "When a blind man cries" has some really cool, tasty, slow licks. Or maybe some Gary Moore.
 
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I'll play just what I hear in my head.... which hasn't been a bad experience so far, but I see I'm really limiting myself.
This is not a bad approach to use - I work on it myself - but to really make it work requires a lot of active (not just passive) listening and writing new solos regularly.
 

TRawker

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Yeah...I think it's good to learn solos, and then find ways you can reinterpret them. Accent things different...etc.
 

jmcerlain

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Thanks for the free publicity Redhouse Blues! I am glad you are enjoying the course. I like the lick a day approach. But like everyone else, I stole all of these from everyone else! But you can get 50 of them in the same spot all at once....:)
 
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Thanks for the free publicity Redhouse Blues! I am glad you are enjoying the course. I like the lick a day approach. But like everyone else, I stole all of these from everyone else! But you can get 50 of them in the same spot all at once....:)
Thank you for a very cool video, we all take from those who have came before us. You video has been fun, I knew some of licks already, but I have learned some really cool new licks to add into my bag of tricks. It's also my first Truefire DVD and it's been so good it has me looking at some of the other ones on the site. I like the format and that you get to download the tabs and that comes with a bunch of extras.
 

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Thank you for a very cool video, we all take from those who have came before us. You video has been fun, I knew some of licks already, but I have learned some really cool new licks to add into my bag of tricks. It's also my first Truefire DVD and it's been so good it has me looking at some of the other ones on the site. I like the format and that you get to download the tabs and that comes with a bunch of extras.
You are welcome, thanks for buying it! Truefire really hit it out of the park with the new player and digital downloads. I am heading down there next month to finish up another course. I aslo have another in the planning stage.
 

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If you listen to Johnny Winter's version of "It's My Own Fault" off of Second Winter (Legacy Edition) I think every blues lick known to man is played.

It will take a year just to comp that track...
 




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