Progressive Rock Solo

Genre and Style Guitar Course from Chris Liepe

Learn a full progressive rock solo lick by lick in this series of lessons.

13 Lessons

Complete course with step-by-step lessons and practice examples.

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Course filmed with 6 cameras for the perfect angles.

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Full Course Breakdown

Each lesson in this series teaches a lick from the solo, or an alternative lick that can be played over the progression, and a variety of different skills and techniques.

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1

Series Introduction

Chris Liepe introduces his new series that showcases a full, fast-paced progressive rock solo. You will learn the solo lick by lick, as well as some great skills and techniques along the way.

3:03 Runtime

0.0 Difficulty

2

Section 1: Solo Beginning

Chris begins with the first lick in the solo. With a mini melody that pulls you right in, this lick is almost more of an introduction to the solo. While learning this lick, Chris encourages you to pay extra attention to how each note is played.

5:08 Runtime

1.5 Difficulty

3

Section 2: Introduction to Melody

Chris gets started on the primary melody. While the melody spans the whole solo, this lesson just focuses on the first part. This lick is derived from the C# minor pentatonic scale.

6:46 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

4

Section 3: Melody Lick

Chris looks at the next section of the solo. This lick fits perfectly with the main melody. It provides a smooth transition and added excitement. Chris looks at the notes can be added to the minor pentatonic scale for a more natural minor feel.

5:30 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

5

Section 4: Sweeping

Chris dives into the next section of the progressive rock solo. This time, the focus is on sweeping. This section of the solo adds speed and kicks the energy level up a notch.

12:08 Runtime

2.0 Difficulty

6

Section 5: Sweeping Part 2

Chris demonstrates a lick that will give you more practice with sweep picking. Though this lick is not in the solo, some of the positions are.

13:39 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

7

Section 6: Sweeping Part 3

Chris takes a look at one more sweep picking lick that is not in the solo. Like the first sweeping lick, this one is very fusion in nature.

5:19 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

8

Section 7: Unison Bend

Chris dives back into the solo. This time he offers up a lick with a fun unison bend. This lick is based in the C# minor scale.

6:08 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

9

Section 8: Chromatic Alternate Picking

Chris continues with lick 8 of this progressive rock solo. This time, you will play fast chromatic lines with alternate picking.

5:11 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

10

Section 9: Pentatonic Sequence

Chris takes another break from the solo. This time, he looks at a pentatonic sequence that is reminiscent of something Jimmy Page might do.

6:48 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

11

Section 10: Octave Higher

In this lesson, Chris looks at the melody of the solo in a higher octave. Playing in a different fretboard position/a different range might help open up some new ideas.

4:03 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

12

Section 11: Ending Lick

Chris finishes out the progressive rock solo with a fairly simple tapping lick.

6:27 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

13

Section 12: Tapping

Although you finished the solo in the last lesson, Chris offers up one more tapping lick for your enjoyment.

7:10 Runtime

2.5 Difficulty

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  • Greeley, CO
  • Playing since 1995
  • 244 lessons at JamPlay
Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.

Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.

Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.

Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.
Reviews & Feedback 100/100 with 32 ratings
GaryM101

He explained the spacing and timing for the other instruments.