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Progressive Rock Solo

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

Lessons in this Series:

Lesson 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.

Length: 3:03 Difficulty: 0.0 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 5:08 Difficulty: 1.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 6:46 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 5:30 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 12:08 Difficulty: 2.0 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 13:39 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 5:19 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 6:08 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 5:11 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 6:48 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 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.

Length: 4:03 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 12

Section 11: Ending Lick

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

Length: 6:27 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
Lesson 13

Section 12: Tapping

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

Length: 7:10 Difficulty: 2.5 Member Only
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