Playing Licks Between Chord Changes

www.creativeguitarstudio.comAndrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers a viewers question… Q: Hey Andrew, I want to add some lead licks or runs between my chord changes to give it more life than just strumming away on chords. I know my scales and triad and 7th arpeggios very well. How can I add more lead to my rhythm playing, or is there any exercises that might help. Thanks and keep up the great work! – Richard, NYC. Thanks for writing in Richard! Playing licks and runs around chord changes; like Hendrix or Stevie Ray, has a lot to do with a couple of important points… Namely being super solid at your rhythm guitar chops and really knowing your chord changes. Next up, is the entire area of knowing your scales, especially the pentatonics. In the video lesson I cover a number of points I think are quite important. Hope this helps you begin getting this technique down! All the best. The complete lesson article for this video is available on the Creative Guitar Studio website. Follow the link below: www.creativeguitarstudio.com ____________________________________ Andrew’s Official Q & A Guitar Blog Website: www.andrewwasson.com Andrew’s “Video GuitarBlog” YouTube Channel www.youtube.com The Creative Guitar Studio Website: www.creativeguitarstudio.com Follow Andrew on Blogspot: creativeguitarstudio.blogspot.com Follow on Twitter for new lesson announcements: twitter.com MySpace: www.myspace.com Facebook: www.facebook.com
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50 Responses to “Playing Licks Between Chord Changes”

  • xDrxROCKx:

    Thanks!

  • us164:

    very good lesson; really clears things up for me; now I’m running back to my music room to practice! thanks.

  • Nishant Kumar:

    wonderful think and playing

  • TheTastyFunk:

    Great lesson. I’m loving the sound of what you’re playing also.

  • mrhotdropper:

    Brilliant. Awesome teacher.

  • thenimajneb1:

    He talks so much, but is actually useful

  • eliownsnoobs:

    hey Andrew I have a question for you. Your stratocaster (or strat clone) sounds fantastic it’s a nice a smooth sound, I have a cheap stat that always sounds whinny (so chords tend to sound awful). Do you have any tips to help the sound?

  • classicrock8989:

    Hey if everyone can I would be grateful to have you look at my guitar improvisation and give me some feedback it would really help thank you.

  • TerryDLF:

    Excellent vid Andrew.
    I have been trying this approach to add to my playing for awhile now, focusing on 7th and 9th cord progressions in the key of G. Like “Stormy Mondays”. Trying to improvise on the cord shifts with riffs using pentatonic minor G but I keep loosing the key or it doesn’t sound right and my playing is off when I get back to the cords. Any suggestions? Would the shifts also change the key and should I shift the pentatonic up or down to suit?
    Thanks,
    Terry-DLF

  • vanhalen2466:

    Van Halen first got me into that style of combined rhythm and lead playing on his first album

  • vanhalen2466:

    Great video, it always impresses me when a guitarist plays like that in any style.

  • lukatme2:

    Mato Nanji of indigenous. If u guys have not listened to him, do yrself a favor and check it out. Great palyer

  • lukatme2:

    wow, great lesson. really helpful

  • tiago figueiredo:

    good man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    

  • Edward Soto:

    dude its a minor scale

  • Danny Nichols:

    lovely playing, kind of Eric Johnsonish and jazzy.

  • Nikko Yatube:

    Hey Andrew, thanks for the video ! Its very handy for improvising ! I have a question, could you help me out here ? What kind of scale are you explaining at 8:59 ? In what kind of situations is that scale useful?

  • ElectricSpit:

    so big

  • DeLaFey1777:

    Great lesson! Thanks so much.

  • grewejames1:

    I have been liking Robben Ford alot

  • Alex Mccnan:

    Thx GOD bless you. You show so much love

  • blueshawk60:

    Nice lesson thanks It makes me try me playing well rethink with more taste hopefully

  • Sasa Vidicki:

    Hi!Amplifiers that use is Trace Eliot?model.of head..?and wattage? tnx

  • Ricardo Morais:

    rather than that, maybe you should absorb passion! after that it’s much easier to get good

  • 1Guug:

    to me they sound way diffrent. Not as clear as a single coil but fat and smooth.

  • lelouch zero:

    please do awake by secondhand serenade
    (finger picking)!! tnx.

  • lelouch zero:

    please do awake by secondhand serenade
    (finger picking)!! tnx..
    

  • hwanasunwoo23:

    Can you do the song Rest of my Life by Unwritten Law pls..

  • evilprincess771:

    synesthesia mayonnaise pls.

  • Luke Traugott:

    If you can i will put up a cover and thank you.

  • Luke Traugott:

    PLEASE do while my guitar gently weeps!

  • Vanj dgzmn:

    You’re a genius!

  • armond cummings:

    jamestown story- i just dont wanna lose you! <3 like this up PLEASE!

  • Samantha Britton:

    Thank you

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  • sparklyheaven1:

    Thanks yhuuuu ^-^

  • punang gala:

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  • Kenny Jade Mape:

    I love it!

  • jermainekumiko:

    sugoi!!!!!! count me as one of your fan! your a great teacher! arigato sensei! ^__^

  • 詳細 宝くじ当選しました 当選金お譲りします:

    ◆◇◆◇◆いきなりの書き込み失礼します。お金にお困りの方、いらっしゃいますか?実は宝くじで100,000,000円当選したのですが、その使い道に困ってます…馬鹿みたいな話ですが事実です。単刀直入に申しますとこの当選金をどなたかにお譲りしたいと思ってます。既にお譲りが済んだ方もいますが、少額でのお譲りが多かったため結構な額が残ってます…本日中にお譲りする事も可能なので遠慮せず仰って下さい。出来る限りご希望の金額を、と考えております。もし、お受け取りになりたい方いましたら、サイト内ですと書き込みが削除されます場合が御座いますので、こちらの→【http://437.jp】リンクより、スムーズにお話をすすめる事ができますので、どうぞお早めのご連絡をお待ちしております。◆◇◆◇◆

  • jumz ana:

    thanx a lot 

  • joperson kelley:

    verry nice :0

  • 詳細 宝くじ当選しました 当選金お譲りします:

    ◆◇◆◇◆いきなりの書き込み失礼します。お金にお困りの方、いらっしゃいますか?実は宝くじで100,000,000円当選したのですが、その使い道に困ってます…馬鹿みたいな話ですが事実です。単刀直入に申しますとこの当選金をどなたかにお譲りしたいと思ってます。既にお譲りが済んだ方もいますが、少額でのお譲りが多かったため結構な額が残ってます…本日中にお譲りする事も可能なので遠慮せず仰って下さい。出来る限りご希望の金額を、と考えております。もし、お受け取りになりたい方いましたら、サイト内ですと書き込みが削除されます場合が御座いますので、こちらの→【http://437.jp】リンクより、スムーズにお話をすすめる事ができますので、どうぞお早めのご連絡をお待ちしております。◆◇◆◇◆

  • wtffireworks1:

    cliffs of dovers!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Jae Garlit:

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  • halika na:

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  • jorgefedele69:

    yes please