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The soloist is well locked in to the traditional Lydian sound by beginning the song on a static F note with a few guitar and synth layers resting on a #4 to major 3rd change.
Taught by Chris Liepe in Instrumental Melodic Rock Solo seriesLength: 7:35Difficulty: 2.5 of 5
Learn an entire guitar solo inspired by such greats as Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Although you’ll learn the solo lick by lick, each lesson also serves as an in-depth study in technique, music theory and songwriting perspective.
Chris Liepe introduces the lesson series. In this series you will learn an amazing melodic rock guitar solo one lick at a time.Length: 0:59 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Chris teaches the first lick of his instrumental melodic rock guitar solo. This verse hook grounds the listener with repetition. The subdued nature of the line leaves plenty of lift for the coming transition...Length: 7:35 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Inch your volume knob up just a tad, but let the clean tone of the guitar shine through on these Satriani-inspired bursts of speed. Inserting runs like these into calmer sections of a passage help prepare...Length: 5:13 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This is the second and primary hook of the song. It is joined with a repetitive call and answer lick.Length: 8:12 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This lick is the first of two speedy and articulate descending lines.Length: 4:56 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Inspired by the simplicity found in the playing of classic artists like Chuck Berry, this bendy line illustrates the power of intentionally pulling back within the beat to make the notes stand for more...Length: 4:50 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris teaches a lick that temporarily modulations into Dorian. The lick is descending and is played with alternate picking.Length: 7:07 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this section the lick returns to Mixolydian with a slow staccato passage that ends up as fast legato.Length: 4:25 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe teaches a lick that uses 6th intervals. In addition to learning the exact solo lick, you’ll learn a few cool ways to navigate the neck with 6ths.Length: 4:57 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Just like with the first verse, sudden bursts of Lydian speed help move us down the road. The power of this passage is in the pauses and the way certain notes are emphasized.Length: 5:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe teaches a lick that features triplets, alternate picking, palm muting, and rhythmic repetition.Length: 5:53 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris teaches a blistering, descending legato lick inspired by Steve Vai.Length: 9:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This lick features some tapping with the blunt edge of the pick.Length: 5:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris teaches a lick that utilizes pedal tones.Length: 5:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This lick combines good legato speed with accented, alternate picking. It is a perfect example of how rhythm, speed, and register work to build energy.Length: 9:46 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Chris Liepe
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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.
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