Twisting Up A Jimmy Page Lick

Let’s take a simple, 4 note Jimmy Page style sequence of minor pentatonic notes, and look at some quick ways we can manipulate it into some different sounds without changing the notes… only the beats ๐Ÿ™‚

This is important because it helps to see that, once your fingers can make some movements, there are a lot more than just one thing you can play. With any given set of movements, you may have dozens of possible licks you can throw down.

Dig in!

If you want to download the TAB for the different licks, the PDF is HERE

11 Comments

  • Marty H

    Reply Reply April 23, 2019

    You know Randy Rhoads solos! Please share or create a lesson set.

    • Geno

      Reply Reply April 23, 2019

      Thank you much for your humility and loyalty with your online students, including me..the four note Solo is very helpful..are there other scales besides the pentatonic to play over the the 1, 4, & 5…does the major pentatonic work over the blues progression, and , how about modes..or is that for another lesson..mahalo from Hawaii

    • Griff

      Reply Reply April 23, 2019

      Randy was one of my biggest influences as a teenager learning guitar. I’d be happy to do some lessons like that, but it’s been a while I’ll have to brush up.

      • Scott R

        Reply Reply April 24, 2019

        I’d be up for that!

  • chris clemans

    Reply Reply April 23, 2019

    Griff have you looked into AKADAMIA.My best friend just won there there top award the EXECUTIVE award the other night in LA he is a a guitar player. This video is great

  • Kevin

    Reply Reply April 23, 2019

    This was a good lesson as these types of turnarounds were used quite effectively by the blues-rock masters like Page, Clapton, Skynyrd, and as you showed, Rhoads. Wish you could go over more of these if appropriate some time

  • Bill Bellinzoni

    Reply Reply April 23, 2019

    Thanks Griff ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐ŸŒด๐ŸŽธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  • Robert in Raleigh

    Reply Reply April 23, 2019

    Thanks Griff for continued insight and inspiration!

    • Mike

      Reply Reply April 23, 2019

      Great lick. I canโ€™t help but notice that it begins on beat 1. I suppose that is what makes it a โ€œlickโ€ as opposed to the beginning of a solo which, as we all know, should not begin on beat 1. My question is… exactly where should this lick be utilized?

      • Mike

        Reply Reply April 23, 2019

        Oops, comment posted in wrong place.

      • Griff

        Reply Reply April 23, 2019

        Good observation… but as this is more of a classic rock lick, it doesn’t have to follow the beat 1 rule.

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