Learn 5 licks in the style of one of the fastest guitarists who ever lived, Shawn Lane

Shawn Lane guitar lesson
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Shawn Lane was born in Memphis in March 1963. Shawn started playing the family piano and developed a style very similar to his guitar technique, with waves of fast notes and structures more akin to modern classical music. 

After picking up the guitar he joined southern rock band Black Oak Arkansas, with whom he played at Bill Clinton’s inauguration as Governor of Arkansas in 1979.

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Charlie Griffiths

Charlie Griffiths plays guitar in acclaimed prog-metal outfit Haken, and has a wealth of experience handling corporate and session gigs for genres as diverse as rock, heavy metal and pop. He has been a regular contributor to Total Guitar, Guitar Techniques, and Guitar World for over a decade, and released his debut solo album Tiktaalika in 2022.