PHIL HILBORNE'S ONE-MINUTE LICK
Rock sequence lick
This FIERy lick is typical of Zakk Wylde and other modern rockers. In the ascending section (bars 1-2) see how the patterns on the first and second strings are symmetrical. This is as a result of playing the note F# instead of the expected Pentatonic G note. This symmetry makes it a lot easier to play – try it with G instead and you will see what I mean. After the high bend and following sustained vibrato note in bar 3, comes the descending section. Still a sequence-based idea it has been disguised with the addition
Bb. of the Blues scale derived note of This line is a tricky and is probably best if committed to memory before attempting to play it up to tempo. Why not try some similar ideas of your own, in different keys and with the ascending section played on all remaining string pairs apart from the third and second as they have a major 3rd and not a 4th interval between them.