Prince Guitar Lesson, How to Practice Licks, ZZ Top

Prince has been known to be protective of his material when it comes to Youtube. So even though Ben Eller goes out of his way not to mention it, I’ll let you know that this video lesson features the opening guitar lick from When Doves Cry. It’s a fast distorted lick that will turn heads.

One way to get to know a lick and your fretboard is to try moving the lick around. Robert Renman goes further in depth on this concept and shows you how to work this concept into your practice routine. You can also take a similar concept and apply to it rhythm guitar and different chord shapes around the neck. Check out our Moveable Blues lesson for more on that.

Jody Worrell has a new lesson out on learning a rocking blues lick in the style of ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons. The lick is played of a backing track of G-F in 12/8 time. We’ll use the minor pentatonic scale while still stating the chord changes of the backing track with our note selection.

Learn Famous Guitar Licks by Clapton, the Eagles, and more

Jody Worrell’s new premium lesson, Famous Licks, will teach you how to play some of the most important rock guitar licks of all time. You will learn the main line from Eric Clapton’s Layla and Sunshine of Your Love. We’ll also work on the Eagles’ Life in the Fast Lane and Already Gone. We’ll then round things out with Aerosmith’s Walk this Way and Pink Floyd’s Money.

Jody will teach you how to play each lick in detail and then touch on some tone ideas to help you recreate the sound. You can work on these licks as part of your independent practice or show them off to friends.


Work on Your Country Guitar Bends

Our new free lesson by Jody Worrell will show you a lick with some precise bending techniques. Being able to mute strings and control the sound is an integral part of creating the classic clean country tone. This Bending Country Lick is played over a backing track of A7-E7-A7. Jody will teach you how to play the lick and then trade it back and forth with you against the rhythm track.

Learn How to Play Swing Blues

Our new free blues guitar lesson by Jody Worrell will teach you how to play a lick with a swinging feel to it. In the video, Jody will show you how you can take a standard blues lick and substitute a slide for a bend. When you add in some tempo and note choices, you end up with a jazzy, swinging lick. It’s a different sound to add to your arsenal

Blues Swing Lick

Learn a Country Lick Using Ringing Notes

Our new free lesson will teach you how to play a Cascading Country Guitar Lick. This original lick by Jody Worrell uses a series of ringing notes to create a textbook country sound. Jody will guide you through playing the lick with note by note instruction. You have several options when it comes to right hand technique. You can use just a pick, hybrid picking, or go with just fingers. After you learn the lick and get the tone you want, we’ll practice against the jam track to work on timing.