So, what lick or song are you practicing?

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  1. Shortscale

    Shortscale Premium Member

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    Peter Green's guitar in Jumping at Shadows and Duane's solo in Blue Sky.
    Two songs that I've been noodling around with for years but finally decided to nail them down.
     
  2. SteveGangi

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    Yesterday I started messing around with CCR's "Up Around The Bend". I never tried to learn it before, I just listened. But all of a sudden yesterday I just knew how to do it... ALL of it

    It just came together in my head. So now it's just a matter of making it sound smoother. It's actually pretty simple.
     
  3. Gary

    Gary Senior Member

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    Panama by Van Halen.

    After mastering that one, I plan to learn to play G-l-o-r-i-a by Them.
     
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  4. dissaffected

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    Peter Green's solo in Fleetwood Mac' Black Magic Woman
     
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  5. penguinchit

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    Working on the riff in BJ Putnam Glorious. Playing it at church this Sunday and it's still a bit sloppy. Could use some polishing.
     
  6. DW4LesPaul

    DW4LesPaul Senior Member

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    Mookakian Senior Member

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    Purple Haze, a few black keys tracks, lamb of god, blind melon, walk this way by aerosmith is a tricky one but gaining speed and alternate picking skills with this guy. Soon ill be back at writing and scale work, a few exotic scales are needed at this point and i am loving it all!

    Yehaaaa!
     
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    Damn,
    I'm struggling with Knocking on heavens door. :headbanger: :)
     
  9. WholeLottaIzzy

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    I think I've got to learn something that really makes me need to practice. The only things I practice are vibrato, arpeggios, improvising and other theory based stuff. The kind of songs and guitar solos I like are slow so I'm thinking maybe something a bit faster. The only fast player I like is Slash, so probably some early GnR.
     
  10. revtime

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    I am constantly working on LS. Currently Tuesdays Gone. Rhythm is good for my chord switching and Lead makes me sweat n curse, then it makes me more determined. It also has shown me how important the D5 chord was to that band.
     
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  11. Gloveberg

    Gloveberg Senior Member

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    God of Thunder :dude:
     
  12. JonR

    JonR Senior Member

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    You called? [​IMG]

    Oh I see, sorry, it's a song title. Must fly!
     
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    Lately I've been trying to expand my blues vocabulary "a lick library" if you will. So I've been stealing some Robin Ford licks from his "Chevrolet" song. I especially dig the little cascading lick he does, it's a very versatile lick that can be used anywhere on the Frett board..
    Spent about an hour last night experimenting with my own variations of that one lick...
     
  14. WholeLottaIzzy

    WholeLottaIzzy Senior Member

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    I'm on The Wind Cries Mary. Really helping my arpeggios and R&B playing.
     
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  15. Shortscale

    Shortscale Premium Member

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    This one just always feels good to play... :)
     
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    ABB - Stormy Monday - Duane & Dickey
     
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    free ride.
     
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  18. GySgtFTL

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    The intro to Sweet Home Alabama and the intro to Sweet Child Of Mine.
     
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    I'm back from my summer holidays and I resumed my guitar work by studying "Blue Train" by John Coltrane. I'm learning all the song by ear, expecially the piano and trombone solo. It's like the most virile thing I've ever played, those guys really knew how to use the blue note :)
     
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    Working on Crossroads by Cream! Second solo is all that I have left learn. This song has been on the list to learn for a while and finally put some time and effort into it!
     
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