Five Furious Yngwie Malmsteen Licks Every Guitarist Should Know

Online guitar instructor Robert Baker is back with a new lesson demonstrating how to play five of his favorite Yngwie Malmsteen-style licks.

Among the phrases demonstrated include a diminished two-string idea taken from Malmsteen’s classic “Black Star,” a stationary lick with a “big stretch” and a single-string ascending harmonic minor run.

Robert also provides tab for these licks, which you can get here.

For more of Robert’s videos, check out his YouTube channel, visit his website and consider supporting him and his efforts on You can also get his free Fretboard Decoder Course here.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.