In this next video guitar lesson of our “Lick Of The Week” series, we will learn a cool guitar lick in the style of John Petrucci, the legendary guitarist of the prog-rock band Dream Theater.
John Petrucci’s soloing style incorporates many different elements. One element he seems to always go back to is his love of throwing chromatic lines within his solos.
This kind of a guitar lick can really create a lot of tension when used properly within a solo. It creates a sense of total chaos.
The key to learning this guitar lick and incorporating it into your playing is to understand how it can be understood as a bunch of smaller repeating elements. Most very complicated licks can be understood this way in some shape or form.
If you watch the whole video guitar lesson you should easily be able to create similar chromatic lines yourself.
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Hope you have fun with this one. After you get the patterns down it also makes a great alternate picking exercise.