Neoclassical Metal Guitar Lick in F# Harmonic Minor Scale. For this lesson demonstration, I create this lick based on the idea that I learned from the song Far Beyond the Sun by Yngwie Malmsteen.
I strongly recommend you guys to check the album Rising Force by guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen, released on 5 March 1984.
Not just Yngwie Malmsteen but Al Di Meola, Ritchie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, and many others guitar players, have been using the same kind of pattern over the scales to create these baroque / neo-classical ideas.
The Technique – Alternate Picking
As you notice I play the lick using the alternate picking technique. Actually, the lick itself is an amazing exercise for improving your skills on the alternate picking technique.
Another thing you can do to improve your alternate picking technique, even more, is transposing the lick to the other shapes of the scale.
On my Skype Guitar Lessons. I used to teach my students how to improve a lick like that to the next level.
We work together to learn the lick, understand the pattern/sequences/fragment, and create a practice routine over the 7 shapes of the major/minor scale.
That helps a lot to internalize more the technique, and at the same time doing it will improve your ability to create your own licks and phrases to improvise, etc …
Gear Used On Metal Guitar Lick in F# Harmonic Minor Scale – Yngwie Malmsteen Joe Stump Style: