Check out this collection of guitar licks with some solid advice on how to add licks to your practice routine.
The amount of guitar licks possible are endless, not just virtually endless, they are endless. So why should you practice some and not others?
I like to divide the good guitar licks I come across into 3 categories
- The licks I will use as warm-ups in my practice routines
- The licks I will use in conjuction with my own improvisation, and
- The licks I like the sound of, but will modify for my own use and turn into something completely different
And I guess there’s a fourth category of the guitar licks I’ll just throw away and never come back to.
To get an idea of how licks are concocted and sourced, most of the licks you’ll find online are those from individual players who are expressing themselves and recording it for others to use, the other source is from people who have transcribed their favorite licks from artists and made them available for public use.
It’s often easier to find a guitar lick in the style you’re after by searching by an artist’s name. However, you can repurpose any musical score into different tempo’s keys, breaking down certain parts, giving it room to breathe.