1. Turning heads in a music store

You know how it is, you walk into a music store and there’s this goofy looking guy playing a guitar when suddenly he bursts into an absolute monsterlick. All heads in the store turn his way and before you know what has hit you the guy puts the guitar back in the rack and walks out of the store, leaving everybody there in a complete state of admiration and envy. By now you’re afraid to pick up an axe yourself, so you buy a set of strings you don’t really need and return home, thinking that it’s about time you came up with the definitive “turnheadsinmusicstorelick” yourself. Well, here it is!!

This lick involves a pedal tone (in this case an A), slides, sweeps and taps and sounds incredibly difficult. The trick is that in reality it’s just one pattern that you move across the neck, so it’s fairly easy to memorize and once you get the basic idea down there’s really not much to it. However, because this lick incorporates various techniques it’s very important that you practise this baby using a metronome, so you’re able to play the whole thing in an even tempo, regardless of the variety of techniques.

(For convenience sake I’ve coloured the tapped notes and slides across the strings red instead of white.)

E ----------------------------9---12---17---12---9--------------------------------------------------------14---17---22---17---
B -----------------------10----------------------------10----------------------------------------------15----------------------------
G -------------------9---------------------------------------9-------------------------------------14---------------------------------
D ---------9~~11-----------------------------------------------11~~9----------------14~~16----------------------------------
A -0---7------------------------------------------------------------------7---0---12-------------------------------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

E -14---------------------------------------------------7---10---15---10---7-----------------------------------------------------
B ------15-------------------------------------------8---------------------------8--------------------------------------------13----
G -----------14-----------------------------------7----------------------------------7-----------------------------------12---------
D ----------------16~~14--------------7~~9----------------------------------------9~~7---------------12~~14-------------
A --------------------------12---0---5----------------------------------------------------------5---0---10-------------------------
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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D ---------------------------------------14~~12----------------5~~7--------------------------------------7~~5----------------
A ---------------------------------------------------10---0---3---------------------------------------------------------3---0---8---
E ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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B -----------------11-------------------------------11-------------------------------------------5-----------------------5-------------
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