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Open String Licks and an UGLY Riff (Guitar Lesson)


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Mike Keneally

Open String Licks and an UGLY Riff

Odd times and odd chords mixed with blazing open string licks comprise the recipe for this section of Keneally's "Ugly Town," a song from his very first album called Hat. This is a great exercise for the mind and the fingers!

Taught by Mike Keneally in Keneally Retrospective seriesLength: 11:01Difficulty: 4.5 of 5


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vlad dracvlad drac replied on January 29th, 2014

Killer riff!

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Join Mike Keneally in a retrospective of his music over the past 3 decades. His work with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others have heavily influenced his own original compositions creating a truly unique mash up of eclectic styles.



About Mike Keneally View Full Biography Mad Scientist guitar player for Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others brings a retrospective Artist series to JamPlay. Draw on his experience as a "first call" band leader and musician, learn how to put old licks into a new context, and learn to play passages of many staple Keneally songs that span his lengthy and diverse career!

Mad Scientist guitar player for Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others brings a retrospective Artist series to JamPlay. Draw on his experience as a "first call" band leader and musician, learn how to put old licks into a new context, and learn to play passages of many staple Keneally songs that span his lengthy and diverse career!

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