Guitar "Licks-Ercises"

Toby Walker

Turn Powerful Fretboard Exercises Into an Arsenal of Blues, Country and Swing Guitar Licks

90-minute video, includes music and tab pdf file
  • Code:DLWKRLE21
  • Skill Level:Early Intermediate (3)

This encyclopedia of  “exercises disguised as licks” might be the coolest, most user-friendly lesson you’ve ever worked with. Toby Walker has put together dozens of fretboard drills that lead you into phrases for blues, country, swing and boogie-woogie guitar tunes. Do the exercises, then apply the licks in real-life musical situations and really play!

Toby’s foundational drills will help you build hand strength, increase coordination and dexterity, and amass an arsenal of musical phrases that you can use in a variety of settings. While working on these exercises, you’ll get fascinating advice about proper left hand position for maximum movement; correctly executing hammers, pulls and double-pulls; attaining a full, rich vibrato; soloing over 6th and 7th chord shapes; jamming over pentatonic scales; and much more.  Toby even shows you some cool phrases inspired by Rev. Gary Davis, Merle Travis and other guitar heroes.

This lesson will be a boon to guitarists at all levels using either fingerstyle or flatpicking right hand techniques. You’ll soon be jamming with the best of them!


Ron Jooss 4 years, 9 months ago

Licks-ercises is one of the best educational DVDs I've ever purchased. I also own the Blues Fingerpicking Freedom DVDs, also taught by Toby Walker. Together, the three of them are a master's course in fingerpicking improvisation. Kudos to Homespun and Toby Walker for this great series.

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Happy Traum 4 years, 9 months ago

Thanks Ron. We agree that this is an amazing lesson offering untold benefits to learning players.

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Joe Brodnicki 4 years, 9 months ago

Really useful DVD to build your technique and chops. The exercises give you stuff you can use in your playing and they make for fun noodling. \r\n\r\nDon't be frightened off by "fretboard exercises." Designed to improve your the quality, creativity, and enjoyment in your playing.

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