Here’s a selection licks and solos across a range of different styles. Come here when you feel the need for some fresh inspiration in your solo playing.
Open-String Country Scales and Licks An essential country guitar technique.
Minor/Major Pentatonic Blues Soloing Take your blues soloing skills to the next level.
Major Pentatonic Soloing A rock solo based around the major pentatonic sound.
How to Chicken Pick Here’s a country solo entirely around the chicken picking’ sound.
A Killer Hybrid Picking Country Lick Wow your friends with this bit of Albert Lee-style flash.
Solo like James Burton, Part 2 A fantastic, not-so-easy-to-play solo from the Telemaster.
Solo like James Burton, Part 1 A fantastic, easy-to-play solo from the Telemaster.
An Angular Modal Lick Try some bit interval skips to add a fresh around to your soloing.
A Diminished Scale Rockabilly Lick Add some diminished sophistication to your rockabilly soloing.
A Fast and Flashy Country Lick in G A blazing, country-style phrase.
Just Another Blues Lick…But it’s a really nice one.
An Awesome Rockabilly Lick A great Carl Perkins-style lick using open-string pull-offs.
A Complete Blues Solo From One Simple Lick A simple way to give your soloing a bit more direction.
Steve Cropper-Style 6ths How to create groovy, soulful rhythm parts using 6ths.
A Complete Country Solo from One Lick How to go from a lick to developing an entire solo.
An Awesome Open-String Country Lick A tasty country-shred idea.
A Cliché-Busting Pentatonic Lick One of my favourites.
A Must-Know Country Chord Trick A fun idea to spice up your country rhythm or lead playing.
A T-Bone Walker-Style blues/jazz Lick A lovely, simple bit of jazzy Texas blues.
A Charlie Parker-Inspired II V I Jazz Lick If you play jazz, you need to know this one.
A Spectacular Sweep Picking Lick Get your shred on!
A Sensational Stevie Ray Vaughan-Style Blues Lick A ferocious bit of Texas blues.
An Incredible Pedal Steel-Type Country Lick Lots going on in this flashy hot-country idea.
A II V I Lick Every Jazz Guitarist Should Know An easy and very powerful jazz phrase.
A Supercharged Pentatonic Rock Lick Easy and very cool-sounding
A Jimmy Page-Inspired Pentatonic Lick You need to know this classic rock phrase.
A James Burton-Style Country Lick A pedal steel-like bending idea, inspired by the country guitar master.
3 Must-Know Rock Licks Here are a few very common rock phrases. Easy-ish to play, but they sound nice and flashy.
5 Essential Major-Type Jazz Licks A great way to start developing some jazz vocabulary.
5 Essential Minor-Type Jazz Licks More great licks to add to your jazz vocabulary.
Some Albert King-Style Blues Licks 3 awesome big bending ideas from the man also known as “The Velvet Bulldozer”
A Charlie Christian-Style Jazz Lick Simple but brilliant. An essential jazz phrase.
A Rapid-fire Rock Lick Something for you shredders – a blistering mixolydian sequence.
A Speedy, Slidey Country Lick A fun, flashy country lick.
5 Essential Dominant Jazz Licks More useful additions to your jazz vocabulary.