Guitar Licks & Tricks

Guitar licks from the masters. Build your guitar vocabulary with these licks & tricks. Each lick has an explanation of the scales and theory behind it.

David Gilmour - This lick comes from the intro to "Wish You Were Here" by Pink Floyd.

Elliott Randall - This lick comes from the intro to "Reeling in the Years" by Steely Dan.

Brian Setzer - Here is the intro lick from the song "Stray Cat Strut".

Stevie Ray Vaughan - This lick comes from the main riff of "Couldn't Stand the Weather".

Jimmy Page - Here is the first lick from the solo in Whole Lotta Love by Led Zeppelin.

Brad Nowell - Here is the solo from "What I Got" from the group Sublime.

Eric Clapton - Here is a major key lick from Clapton's version of "Stormy Monday Blues".

Mike Campbell - Here is one from Tom Petty's right hand man. This is the intro solo to "Refugee"

Randy Rhoads - Go off the rails on the crazy train with this lick from Ozzy's most influential guitarist.

Billy Gibbons - Here is a minor pentatonic flurry from ZZ Top's La Grange.

Neal Schon - Learn the entire intro solo to "City of the Angles" by Journey. The solo is broken down into 5 separate licks.

Carlos Santana - Add a little black magic to your minor key solos.

Slash - Have a little "Patience" and learn this lick from Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash.

Angus Young - Shake it all night long with this lick from AC/DC's lead guitarist.

Mark Knopfler - From the Dire Straits song "Sultans of Swing". Make it cry and make it sing.

Mike Einziger - Defy gravity with this lick from Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger.

Kirk Hammett - Add some spice to your solos with this one from Metallica's guitar wizard.

Jimi Hendrix - And the wind cries...Hendrix.