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Five Easy Shred Licks Inspired by Eddie Van Halen

If you’re looking for some easy shred licks, you’ve come to the right place. Robert Baker has uploaded a lesson in which he demonstrates five pattern-based shred licks that are much easier to play than they sound.

The theme to these licks, as Robert explains, is take one shape and move it across the strings.

“Quite a few of these are inspired by Eddie Van Halen,” he says. “To me, he’s the master. When you hear these licks, you think, Oh my god, I’ll never be able to play those. And then you learn them, and you’re like, Oh wow, it’s really not that difficult what he’s doing. He’s just so creative and makes them sound so amazing.”

You can get the tab for this lesson here. You can also check out Robert’s lesson packs right here, and use Codelesson20 to receive a 20 percent discount, while it’s in effect.

For more of Robert’s lessons, visit his YouTube channel.

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.