Marcel Coenen

Arpeggio Lick

We're very glad to have Marcel Coenen as guest columnist here at CFH!

Hello there,

Welcome to my first column here at Chops From Hell. It is a big honour for me to be a part of this. I hope you will like the column, have fun with it !

The lick showed below is an arpeggio lick, it involves sweep picking, legato phrasing, tapping and slides. The key is B-Mixolydian.

I use sweep picking throughout the lick where it is possible, for the strings which have more then one note I use hammer-ons and pull-offs and some tapping and slides.



Marcel Coenen
Guitarist Sun Caged
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Marcel is born at the 21st of September, 1972. He started out playing the guitar when he was 11 years old. Marcel started the band Lemur Voice in 1993 with which he made 2 albums ("insights" (1996, Magna Carta Records) and "Divided" (1999, Telstar Records)). This band split up in the middle of 2000. At that point Marcel started the band Sun Caged, this band released a full length CD in October 2003 through Lion Music ( Marcel also made a solo album in 1999 ("Guitartalk") which has been rereleased now also by Lion Music with three extra songs and remastering. Marcel is currently working on his second solo album with his new solo band. Also Marcel is very busy with his band Sun Caged.