Vol. 1 - Advanced 'Dad Lick' in A minor


Let's be honest...Wes rips. He rips harder than most of us can take in at full speed. That's why we asked him to start a column for us where he breaks down some rather speedy riff ideas he's been toying with. In the column, Wes will show you at full and half speed how to play some really inspiring passages. Everything you see will be transcribed in instantly downloadable Guitar Pro files so you can learn these ideas from the ground up. Thank you Wes, this really is stuff we can use.

Here's Wes explaining the first instalment of his new column with SH:

"Here's a quickie lick in Amin that you could use over an Amin7 chord or Amin6 chord. The first part starts out on a descending 16th note triplet pattern that includes a 9, 13, b5 and 11. It ascends on a sort of pentatonic motif that also includes a 9. Whip this puppy out in front of any of your local dads and they'll surely be stoked."

Before digging in, grab an instant download to the associated Guitar Pro files for this passage.

Fretting Hand Angle - Fast:

Picking Hand Angle - Fast:

Slow Version:

Stay tuned for more "Stuff You Can Use with Wes Hauch".

Wanna learn more about Wes' playing?  Check out links to The Complete Guitar Transcription of his band Alluvial below!