Lead Embellishments

Evanescence Style Half Step Slide Riff

September 1, 2011 No Comments

Half step slides are a great way to create smooth, articulate, emotional lead lines, and this Evanescence inspired riff will show you some of the possibilities of half step slides.

John Petrucci Style Legato Riff

July 9, 2011 7 Comments

Speeding, screeching, ripping – whatever you call it, that’s what legato is. Here’s a hot lick in the style of John Petrucci to practice this new technique.

Bon Jovi Style Half Step Bend Riff

July 9, 2011 No Comments

We’re going back in time to a place of big hair and big riffs – we’re of course talking about the 80′s. What better way to practice half step bends then with a Bon Jovi riff?

Tasty Techniques – Legato

July 8, 2011 No Comments

The legato technique is a favorite among shredders because it’s one of the easiest ways to play faster. We’ll show you how to get that smooth and easy sound.

Tasty Techniques – Half Step Slide

July 8, 2011 1 Comment

Sometimes the subtle embellishments are all it takes to make a solo shine. Today we’ve got the half step slide to add that extra bit of cool to your playing.

Tasty Techniques – Half Step Bends

July 8, 2011 2 Comments

We’re checking out another new technique in this lesson, this time it’s the always smooth half step bend, a favorite among Santana, Gilmour, and others.