Lick # 3: A Funky Guitar Riff
This third lick has a little more attitude than the previous two. It lends itself best to a fusion or funk style and adds contrast to a solo. Many solos are played in a typical way, but this lick shows you how to break up the monotony using rhythmic displacement and chromatic notes.
Check out this video to see how to play this funky lick over the D minor, A minor and E minor chords using finger pivoting, sliding and bending techniques. Try these techniques out on Rush's "Limelight" and then jazz up your routine with the final lick on the next page.