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Meat and Potatoes: Standard Rock Licks

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For this tutorial I'll be using my Gibson 335 and I'll be running it through a modeled Fender amp with a little bit of reverb, but as always you can play the examples on any guitar and through any amp.

The most important thing is that you have some kind of overdrive or distortion. When you solo with a clean tone in a rock context you typically use a slightly different vocabulary in order to "fill it out". However if you don't have any means of obtaining gain right now, you can just imagine it's there, work up the examples and acquire it down the road.