Hal Leonard Releases 'Rick Nielsen's Cheap Licks' Book and Video Instructional Package

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Hal Leonard has released Rick Nielsen's Cheap Licks, a new instructional package.

In the new book and video offering, the Cheap Trick guitarist shares some of his favorite licks, riffs and influences—from Chuck Berry and Duane Eddy to B.B. King and Jimi Hendrix—and covers pentatonic scales, hammer-on/pull-off licks, double stops, country-style licks, early rock 'n' roll, 6th licks, sus chords, chromatics, octaves and more.

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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.