How to Play a Guitar Lick in 3 Easy Steps

Frets and Frenzy in Guitar Solos

In the second part of this video, the instructor demonstrates the art of finger-pivoting. With this technique, a musician uses the tip of his or her finger to move between notes played at the same fret on different strings. This strategy makes the sound of the solo cleaner and cuts down the time used to switch between notes.

The instructor also addresses several other finger techniques that create the lick's unique and impressive sound. As the tutor demonstrates how to bend, hammer, slur and trill notes, you'll be able to play along and reproduce the effects of these techniques.

Now that you're familiar with the techniques behind this lick, click to the next page and discover the theory behind the solo.