Licks in the Style of Guthrie Govan: Intro & Lick 1
Instructor: Mike Salow

Hey guys!

Thought I'd throw out another "Licks in the Style of..." tutorial!

This time we're covering the amazing Guthrie Govan! Personally, Guthrie is a huge influence on my playing and I had a lot of fun making this tutorial.

One thing that is very apparent in Guthrie's style is the way he chooses to use chromatic notes.

I've speant a lot of time studying his playing (as I'm sure a lot of us have) and I've been able to come up with some ideas that show his style.

Hope you guys enjoy, now on to Lick 1!

This first lick kind of weeves in and out of the major and minor blues sound while utilizing notes from Dorian and Mixolydian.

When we really break it down you'll notice that there is a play between the major and minor third happening.

This is mostly a 16th note riff so there are no weird rhythms to worry about.

Have fun!