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50 Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know – Lick #37: Dover Pedals – Chris Buono

FULL COURSE, TAB, JAM TRACKS: More guitar lessons: On Twitter – On Faceboook – Once more pushing the pedal point button we explore a lick reminiscent to the captivating lick heard in the intro to Eric Johnson’s “Cliffs of Dover” where he pivoted a melody off a single hi-E string note, but this time on more than one string. That’s not all, another new additive to this pedal point conodrum is the use of hybrid picking, whereby your pick hand 2nd finger plays the the pedal point note making it snap out of the mix like a pack of firecrackers.

15 Responses to 50 Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know – Lick #37: Dover Pedals – Chris Buono
  1. jmuntjmunt
    October 23, 2009 | 7:56 pm

    this? is definitely not what eric johnson plays

  2. sux0rz
    November 12, 2009 | 9:10 pm

    but its? the same idea

  3. g1taro
    November 13, 2009 | 12:56 pm

    nope.. not at all.. wat? he plays is a bit harder and much faster

  4. Ibanezgsa60Gio
    November 26, 2009 | 1:49 pm

    it’s the same? trick he uses

  5. jmuntjmunt
    January 5, 2010 | 3:47 pm

    i can play what’s in the song, and its actually easier (if these were the same speed) because the pedal-note (the note you return to each time) stays the same(15th fret). But its still harder than this video because? it is almost twice as fast.

  6. heatthewave
    January 13, 2010 | 12:33 pm

    dude! you’r guit is out of? tune!

  7. chrisbuonovideos
    February 26, 2010 | 5:15 pm

    @jmuntjmunt Exactly! If you listen to the intro you’ll hear I say “how EJ dropped that lick”. It’s not possible to cop the licks exactly or the lawyers will be at the front door. It is indeed the technique. Also, if I were able to drop the exact lick I would play it slower giving everyone a shot at playing it. It’s? not about “me” and showing everyone I can do it, it’s about turning players onto to new ideas and approaches so they take it to the next level. That’s what its all about, right? Thnx!

  8. jmuntjmunt
    March 5, 2010 | 6:52 pm

    hmm okay sounds good to me. i just thought i’d point it? out. but you’re right.

  9. mtpoland
    August 28, 2010 | 5:27 am

    Just stumbled onto these lessons. Excellent!! Now I have a whole snotload? of cool techniques to start working on! Awesome!

  10. azkeyz
    January 13, 2011 | 4:13 am

    I would have to say this sucks because ultimately you will need to use hammer on pull off technique to get this job done …

    lets not mince words here , you can pick it , but it’s? going to come off alot smoother if hammered and pulled.

    not sayin this is not a great lesson.

  11. azkeyz
    January 13, 2011 | 4:14 am

    50 Rock Guitar Licks =? missleading tittle

  12. davek71
    February 23, 2011 | 5:00 pm

    Or you could cut out the middle man and just learn the actual riff from Cliffs? of Dover…theres no shortage of tabs for it.

  13. DanShredz
    June 13, 2011 | 10:25 am

    thats not how the pedal riff goes in Cliffs of Dover….Hmmmm?

  14. HendrixProduction
    September 21, 2011 | 11:37 pm


    I have made a video for a great “build-up-speed”? lick that I would like to share with you, very easy lesson!

    Check it out!


    December 18, 2011 | 10:19 am

    @azkeyz Are? you stupid?

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