This lick starts on the and of 4 instead of on the one. Try doing this to licks you know. We cover the neck with this one from the lowest note E to the highest on the 24th fret. It starts with a modal(Aeolian or minor) 3 note per string run up to the octave E. From there we play some sweep arpeggios moving up the neck in 3 voicings of Emin. We then incorporate two handed tapping to the arpeggio and end moving back down the scale using hammer-ons and pull-offs with both hands(legato) ending with a tapped harmonic. Try using different techniques as you build your own ideas.

Mike Shouse has been playing for over 15 years. Attended G.I.T. of Hollywood, CA in 1992. Versed in many aspects of guitar. Favorites are Instrumental Rock, Classical, Flamenco and Blues. Favorite guitarist is Satriani, Vaughan, Malmsteen and Zack Wylde. In 2001 Mike released his debut instrumental CD, “Enter the Soul” on his record label SPEKTRUM PRODUCTIONS. A full time art teacher, composer, part-time actor and indie film producer Mike still finds the time to teach lessons to friends and at a local college. You can check Mike's music and movies out at and at Email Mike at