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10 EASY GUITAR LICKS Every Guitarist Should Know!

October 16, 2019


100 Comments

  • Reply John Howard November 12, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Darrell,

    Can't thank you enough for these informative videos. It has changed my whole aspect of playing and I am improving daily. It has opened up a whole new level of creativity. Awesome stuff!!

  • Reply garry bukid November 20, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    Bravo👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

  • Reply Sameena Kausar November 26, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Awesome !

  • Reply Sameena Kausar November 26, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Awesome !

  • Reply Isaac Wilson December 2, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    Awesome video, of course it's all the in between licks you play between the lesson lick that has me chomping at the bit!

  • Reply Rakhitha Mutucumarana December 6, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    You just earned a subscriber. Awesome video

  • Reply Lightning theBeast December 14, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    I don't even know what Licks mean
    I am hopeless

  • Reply Peter Bertelli December 15, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    10 out of 10 sir ! Great content and excellent teaching. Its so refreshing to see someone break it down simply and take the time to demonstrate at different tempi. Thank you

  • Reply shovington67 December 24, 2018 at 7:38 am

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  • Reply Wolvereyne December 29, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    i learned similar stuff from blues and Jimi Hendrix guitartab books 23 years ago. great video

  • Reply tottenham brasil Brasil January 2, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Um abraço do tamanho do Brasil.
    Thank you

  • Reply Abe Aleman January 13, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Thanks again! I've got some practicing to do.

  • Reply Youtube_ Joe GB January 15, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Great video

  • Reply Lnogu006 January 19, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Brother you’re changing YouTube!!!

  • Reply FBHI January 21, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    Easy licks to play, but when you are counting the time with your foot (paaaa. papa. papa. papa|), is not thaaat easy hahaha

  • Reply Prime Gallow January 29, 2019 at 1:13 am

    damn man, been playing for 15 years, that was the easiest/best tutorial I've found yet. Thank you

  • Reply oscar castillo February 2, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    Awesome brother

  • Reply Lars Tuva Johansen February 10, 2019 at 7:28 pm

    Wow! Just WOW! THANK YOU!

  • Reply Joseph February 11, 2019 at 8:30 pm

    Darrell – Thanks so much for this very enlightening lesson! Where can I get the printed tabs for it? I checked the Tabsite link referenced here, but don't see this particular lesson listed there. Thanks.

  • Reply Waylon Levins February 12, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Everything sounds better on a Les Paul. Great vid dude!

  • Reply Bobby Williams February 12, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    Hey I really appreciate you and your channel. I've got a quick question. Would a Fretlight light be a good tool for me while learning to play guitar? I just had shoulder surgery so it might be a while before I begin learning. I've been researching different things that might help like the Fretlight and Rocksmith. Your thoughts are very appreciated.

  • Reply Chris Cooper February 13, 2019 at 4:09 am

    So much goodness here. Thanks man!

  • Reply Travis Pendell February 19, 2019 at 2:21 pm

    Exactly what i was looking for. Thank you.

  • Reply Danny Lie February 19, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    Im more into your fills between the licks

  • Reply Crantrex February 23, 2019 at 6:26 am

    My favorite riff I have ever learned was black magic women😭👌🏻

  • Reply Ram Jam February 25, 2019 at 2:28 am

    I tried a Les Paul today, its like carrying two children…its heavy af

  • Reply Gerald West February 26, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    Excellent video, thank you very much. I know you probably hear it all the time but would please tell me which les paul this is…what year…is it a standard. Thank you!

  • Reply Jim Regan February 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    I was looking to support you by purchasing these tabs but I'm not sure where to find them. I checked on the link but they weren't there.

  • Reply Scott Davis March 2, 2019 at 1:27 am

    Thanks Darrell. That's a great music lesson.

  • Reply elote05 March 2, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    Thank you Darrell

    I'm a beginner with horrible fingers and this video helped me a lot. Great channel dude!

  • Reply •Team Exo• March 3, 2019 at 4:23 am

    I’m so glad I watched this video. Well worth my time 😄

  • Reply Manfred Kleinschmidt March 4, 2019 at 8:11 pm

    Thank you Darell geat lesson for me as an beginner. Can you also show how you play the meantime things? Thx in advance!

  • Reply Rob RobC March 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    I’m looking for a video of licks over chords and I can’t find any can you make one?

  • Reply Jonathanツ March 8, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    If I knew how to play every song that a video tells me “every guitarist should know” I would be the best guitar player in the world

  • Reply Bruce Key March 9, 2019 at 2:38 pm

    is it just me or does it seem like in that first lick he is only bending a quarter tone?

  • Reply Beau Morris March 10, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    Some great Santana Style Licks… Good Work.

  • Reply Endtyme March 11, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    Love your personality Darrell. Always with the right mood in every lesson and video.

  • Reply Craig Holman March 12, 2019 at 5:21 am

    Darrell, thank you! …this is BY FAR one of the easiest and most well demonstrated and generally easy lessons for my skill range I've come across in the channel. This explains SO MUCH!

  • Reply Chief's Choices March 13, 2019 at 1:35 am

    Darrell, PLEASE tell me what you think is the fast and or best way to learn the guitar…

  • Reply sue gates March 13, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    There HAS to be something wrong with my GuitR. My bends sound like a Cat in Heat!!

  • Reply CrimsonR March 14, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Woah. You’re Canadian?

  • Reply F M March 15, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    Awesome lesson. Would love to see a follow up with some other rhythms like triplets and triplets mixed with swing eights etc. Awesome ideas in this video. Well done.

  • Reply INFINITY LIFE March 17, 2019 at 3:10 am

    Brasil aqui

  • Reply kianno kyle March 20, 2019 at 1:11 pm

    these licks are for 1st position only? how can i apply this in other position?

  • Reply Steve Redondo March 22, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Love the lessons Darrell. Thank You buddy!

  • Reply MrSimba0 March 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

    Why are you so awesome this was one of the best guitar learning videos Ive ever seen because i can use this in everything in the future. Im drunk right now and i wanna play my guitar right now, plus what backing track where you playing on it was so chill and rich. Can we get that track please?

  • Reply Bill LaRuffa March 28, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Are these in any specific key?

  • Reply Hyun Lee April 4, 2019 at 5:26 pm

    The backing track is unavailable now 😭

  • Reply barbaraterracciano1 April 6, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Darrell,Thank you for video!😘🎸

  • Reply David Cogan April 9, 2019 at 11:34 am

    On the fifth examp0le, you have an 8th fret on third string. Is this in pentatonic scale?

  • Reply Paul Hatzigiannis April 9, 2019 at 12:50 pm

    Very important video for me… Keep up the good work and in time give us more like this!

  • Reply DKDonson April 13, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    xellent

  • Reply metal crazy April 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    I found this video very helpful , thanks for sharing your gift.

  • Reply Michael Taylor April 23, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    This is great. Do you happen to have a video explaining the notes and scales? I'm extremely new to guitar and don't understand how to read scales.

  • Reply surfersi360 April 23, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Hi great vid any good places to get the backing track 🙂

  • Reply Gradomir May 4, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    I'm a guitarist and teacher as well and my 9yo nephew that lives 800km from me asked me for some good videos for beginners since i cannot teach him myself. There are lot's of YT teachers, but no matter how much they try to share their knowledge it was always something wrong/missing. Now i found this video and it's perfect for him to start with licks and have some fun in the same time.

    Thank you for this good video 🙂

  • Reply Fábio Rodrigo Pessoa May 9, 2019 at 12:56 am

    Cheers from São Paulo

  • Reply Bend Em May 10, 2019 at 10:52 pm

    Turn the adverts off. Pease

  • Reply Gushy May 15, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    nice

  • Reply Kool Aid Kush May 15, 2019 at 10:28 pm

    Will this only work for that specific pentatonic shape?

  • Reply steve beilstein May 24, 2019 at 11:17 am

    The link to the backing track isn’t working. Just being new to playing, I want all the practice possible. Other than that the tutorial is awesome. Thanks for teaching.

  • Reply Oscar Luna May 26, 2019 at 12:18 am

    I'll be coming back to this video (again & again). 🙂

  • Reply JimFranceMusic May 28, 2019 at 4:25 pm

    Thank you! I've been stuck on a solo that I'm building for an original song, and just haven't found anything that seemed to flow. Can't wait to get home and try these out.

  • Reply Ray Smith June 3, 2019 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks again Darrell. Very useful information!!! I really enjoy your videos!

  • Reply Kyle Woodward June 15, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks man!! You taught me something about bending as a beginner.

  • Reply CosmicBrain21 June 30, 2019 at 8:41 pm

    Darrell, love your videos. Definitely the most insightful guitar content on YT. Thanks for making these vids, really inspired me to get the guitar out the closet.

  • Reply Lukas Folletto July 2, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    The Backing track link is unavailable. Can you share it with us?

  • Reply Longjohnson Shagwell July 4, 2019 at 11:13 am

    absolutely excellent, I am a teacher and will use this in my playlist. Thank you so much!

  • Reply atay yaman July 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    The Backing track link is unavailable. Can you share it with us?
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  • Reply ulv July 6, 2019 at 5:09 am

    tfw playing this on an acostic

  • Reply dappawap July 7, 2019 at 2:20 pm

    I have been playing for many years and I find you are a great teacher which is a skill in itself. Excellent. Not too difficult, very well explained and very useful excercises to all.

  • Reply jintu das July 13, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    Nice sir..

  • Reply Kenny Young July 21, 2019 at 11:10 am

    👍👍👍

  • Reply hidderp 8103 July 26, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    N

  • Reply Sergio Cordero July 26, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Im in a band and we wanted an instrumental blues. I came to tia video, Put all the licks together and is amazing

  • Reply David Marsh August 6, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Great lesson! One thing that is helpful for beginners is to discuss what chords each lick might work with,

  • Reply PhoenixJGrey August 15, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Who scrolled through the comments looking for a list?

  • Reply Anthony USA August 15, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    Thanks..these are very helpful.

  • Reply J.C_GOD #IAM August 19, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Thank you so much. God bless!

  • Reply Mulberry2000 August 19, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    Very good video. do u have the backing tracks. However like most guitar teachers you do not stay within the parameters of the lesson and add stuff. For people this is confusing and overwhelming and not fair. Sure it sounds good but it just puts people off, you should of just done the licks with no addons and that would of been OK. The link to the backing track is dead.

  • Reply Denis Schulligen August 20, 2019 at 9:12 am

    What’s the chord progression that is used?

  • Reply Matthias Söllner August 21, 2019 at 10:37 am

    Thank's Darrell!!

  • Reply Gabor Baksa August 21, 2019 at 9:43 pm

    I feel like he is a good buddy of my circle

  • Reply Slash Thayil August 22, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    so what are the songs?

  • Reply Raining Gaming System August 28, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    Is there a backing track

  • Reply Robson Almeida August 30, 2019 at 3:39 am

    Could anybody define lick please

  • Reply Jeremy Wooldridge August 31, 2019 at 1:48 am

    Been playing for a very long time and this video is a prime example of why I could never give lessons. Your explanations and level of patience is to be admired. Great vid.

  • Reply Shadow September 13, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    mmmmmmm tasty

  • Reply Christopher Liberty September 14, 2019 at 2:48 am

    loves it. practicing 1 basic bend , can't wait to get it down and "Pick" up the "Rest. . . "

  • Reply J4GSTERZ Gaming September 15, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    This is exactly what I was looking for and better then I could have ever expected!

  • Reply Claudia Jay September 16, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Did not find worksheet for this lesson?

  • Reply Roger Jensen September 17, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Great video saved in my Best #1. How can we get the backing track????

  • Reply dayshawna September 26, 2019 at 2:52 pm

    thank you darrell! this really helped me, ive been playing guitar for two years self taught and i’ve never knew any scales or keys, but they were easy to learn once you showed them, i took my about 2 or 3 tries to get it right and i’ve been trying to improve on my soloing so thank you once again !

  • Reply Robert Bailey September 28, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Love this vid

  • Reply Milen Hristov October 2, 2019 at 10:15 pm

    I dont usually write comments but you are awesome man! Subscriber for life!

  • Reply Joe Steffe October 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Thanks Darrell I just got my tee shirt . Your dream did really good shipping ect ect

  • Reply TK 750 October 12, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    Can one get a black plastic p/u cover instead of the white pickup covers for my Studio zebra coil pickups. My first lp had two black covers per pick up and I really like that look. Where to get tem?

  • Reply Craig Hollenbeck October 13, 2019 at 2:12 am

    You need to add PRS to you t-shirt design. Holy trinity move over for PRS. Thanks for the video. I was afraid to try leads til I found your videos.

  • Reply M. Aparicio October 13, 2019 at 6:18 pm

    this video is being very usefull for me as i am starting to learn to improvise over a track

  • Reply Brian Gipperich October 14, 2019 at 7:39 pm

    So where is the tab for these licks? The link in the video was not the tab for this lesson. Spent the money and got a pentatonic scale lesson. Would like to have these riffs as well.

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