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If you’re looking for some new licks to add to your vocabulary then this is the lesson for you!
Here I’m going to give you 5 easy shred licks for rock guitar.
Shred guitar doesn’t have to be hard. As a matter of fact, shred guitar can be relatively easy as long as you learn some simple shred techniques! Some of the best shred techniques to learn, and the ones used in these licks are:
- Sweeping in one direction
- Alternate Picking
Easy Shred Licks Tab
Shred Guitar Lick 1
This is a string skipping lick in the first position of A Minor Pentatonic.
Here you can learn more about pentatonic scales: 5 Pentatonic Scale Shapes for Guitar (Major Pentatonic)
Shred Guitar Lick 2
This is a simple whole tone lick on the G and B strings.
Shred Guitar Lick 3
This is a lick that moves diminished arpeggios up in minor 3rds (3 frets at a time).
Shred Guitar Lick 4
This is an E minor lick in the style of Eddie Van Halen. You can use hammer-ons, or alternate pick it if you’re feeling up to it!
Shred Guitar Lick 5
This is a tapping lick that works well for most modes of G Major/ E Natural Minor.
If you don’t know much about guitar tapping, then here’s a great article for you!
5 Easy Shred Licks Conclusion
Now that you’ve learned 5 easy shred licks, why don’t you try applying them?
Incorporate them into a solo.
Play them over a backing track.
Rock on, shredder!