In this tutorial, I am going to present you with a variety of licks that you can use within many styles of playing, be it jazz, blues, rock, metal, neo-classical, etc. That is why I am calling this tutorial "A Plethora of Licks" and to start off, the first lick I am going to show you is a 2 octave A Major 9 Arpeggio.
This run starts off on the low E string on the 5th fret, and you are going to do a down stroke on the A note, do a hammer-on to the C# on the 9th fret, then do a small sweep from the perfect 5th (E) to the major 7th (G#) on the 6th fret of the D string, to which you are then going to do an up stroke on the Major 9th (B) on the 9th fret of the D string.
Then we are going to go to the root (A) on the 7th fret of the D string, and do a sweep straight down another A major 7th arpeggio to the Major 7th on the 4th fret of the high E string. We are then going to do a down stroke pick on the Major 9th on the 7th fret of the high E string, and then sweep down the rest of the arpeggio down to the root again on the low E string.
This can be used for a nice jazz/fusion lick either over a static Amaj9 chord or it can be used over any number of diatonic chords such as a C#m11 chord or an E13 chord to give it a sense of poly-tonality.