Our new free lesson will teach you how to play a guitar lick inspired by the great Carlos Santana. Using a technique called a unison bend, we’re able to create a unique sound that can add a lot of energy to a solo. Jody Worrell will teach you how to play this lick with step by step instruction. Refer to the on-screen tab to get down the basics and then practice along with Jody and the backing track.
Melodic Rock Licks is our newest free lesson by Jody Worrell. In the video, Jody will teach you five different licks that follow the chord changes of the backing track. These concepts might help you get out of the rut of just playing pentatonic notes over and over. For each lick, Jody will provide step by step instruction making sure you understand how to play it correctly. Next you can work on timing and creating a performance atmosphere by trading the lick back and forth with Jody against the track. Click here to get the printable tab and downloadable jam track for this lesson.
Our new free lesson will teach you a guitar lick in the style of Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour. In the video, Jody Worrell will take you step by step through this lick that includes some soaring bends. After you’ve got the lick down, try trading it back and forth with jody against the jam track. This is a great way to work on timing and recreate a performance atmosphere.
Our new free lesson will teach you how to play one of the most important guitar chord progressions ever. The 12 Bar Blues format has obviously been important to blues music, but it’s effect has also been seen in rock, bluegrass, and other genres. In this video, Jody Worrell will guide the beginning blues guitarists through the chords used in this progression and strumming techniques. Getting the correct rhythm and feel down is integral to developing a great blues sound.
When learning how to play lead electric guitar, a beginning blues lick is a good place to start. In this lesson, Jody will teach you a simple lick in the key of A. Using notes from the Am pentatonic scale, we’ll arrange them in a different order that is more pleasant to the listener’s ear. Jody will give you step by step instruction on how to play the lick. Jody will offer tips on how to spice up the lick once you feel comfortable playing it.
Vince Gill Style Lick is our new free lesson for country guitar. Jody Worrell has worked up a lick that shows off Vince Gill’s melodic approach and his clean and clear technique. You will learn how to play the lick in detail and then get the opportunity to practice it back and forth with Jody over a rhythm track.
Jody Worrell has a new free lesson that covers playing a lick while the song is going through a chord change. In this instance, the backing track is going from a C7 to an F7. By choosing specific chord tones in your lick, you can outline the change with your solo. This is a great way to add a melodic sound to your playing. Check out the Playing Over a Chord Change page to see the lesson.