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Here is a fast legato guitar lick in the style of Gary Moore. Use plenty of distortion when playing this style - it makes the hammer-ons and pull-offs easier. Having low action on your guitar helps too. It's quite the workout for your fingers to play this if your action is really high. I recommend you practice licks like these for only a few minutes at a time, because it can be stressful for the muscles and ligaments in your hand. I developed tendonitis in my pinky when I was younger, as a result from practicing legato style playing and finger strengthening exercises for my left hand for long periods of time. Dumb move - be smarter than me.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Ted said...

As usual (and expected, may I say!) a great lick and played so darn well!
I also wanted to congratulate you on winning the TrueFire contest. I was stoked to hear you won. Very deserved.
Thanks so much again for all the lessons. Keep rockin' it!

Comment added on December 06, 2013
Bill C said...

This is the same as another rock lick you've posted, so I can already know it
However I can only do it about half the speed you do it
It's gona take me light years to get up to speed

Comment added on December 30, 2011
graciano said...

very good muito bom the brazil thank mr.robert

Comment added on December 29, 2011
Robert Renman said...

Richard, yes Empty Rooms from 1987 - incredible playing!

Comment added on July 22, 2011
Robert Renman said...

Hi Perry, I'll make a lesson on this in the future, but in the meantime, practice alternate picking on one string, 3 notes at a time. You can for example play A-B-C (5th, 7th, 8th fret on high E string). Play these notes in different order as well (C-B-A, C-A-B, etc) and focus on playing each note as cleanly as possible. Practice to a metronome or drum track. Then choose other notes, other strings, and combine 3 notes per string, etc. Variety is good!

Comment added on July 22, 2011
Perry Rease said...

Hi Robert! Thanks for another great practicing lick!

Question: What would you recommend for increasing one's picking speed, such as exercises or certain scales or runs? I'm really quite impressed with the speed and accuracy with which you play,and I'd like to at least approach it. Thanks for your time and consideration, and again for the wonderful licks and tricks you send our way!!

Perry

Comment added on July 22, 2011
Luiz said...

Great lick, great performance. Awesome as always. Greetings from Brazil, Rio de Janeiro.

Comment added on July 08, 2011
Richard said...

Cheers Robert,
Being a fan of Gary Moore that went
down a treat. Did you check out his "Empty Rooms Live 1987" video on YouTube?

Comment added on November 01, 2010
Robert said...

Eric, I used a Marshall Class 5 amp. 2 pedals - Maxon SD-9 distortion pedal, and then last, a blueSky Reverberator.
Bruce, 10-46.
Thanks to all of you for the comments!

Comment added on October 31, 2010
Eric said...

I really like your sound on Great Rock Guitar Lick/111 - what pedals/effects do you use - and in what order? (I'm a bit new to pedals)

Comment added on October 30, 2010
Bruce Johnson said...

Nice, what guage of strings on the electric guitar?

Comment added on October 29, 2010
jack moriarty said...

I love all your videos.

Comment added on October 29, 2010
Mark said...

Thank You Robert,
anther great riff/lick to add to my arsenal.
Mark

Comment added on October 29, 2010

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