Lick # 20: Triangles (Guitar Lesson LK-020) How to play

This lick guitar lesson is a weird one, I wanted to demonstate that sometimes you don’t have to use scales and stuff, that geometric parrters sometimes sound real cool. The “shouldn’t” work but they do… music is a weird mistress! Hope you dig it. Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .
Video Rating: 4 / 5


  1. perryhanson1128 says:

    Your video is well loved on Reykjavik

  2. kiwistopher says:

    You are an brilliant, patient and skilled teacher…keep plucking!

  3. rhythm2007mc says:

    Fantastic lessons every time m8 ;)

  4. peonwarrior says:

    Excellent lesson thx!!

  5. Archerjr1 says:

    @04callwilk1 Syd Barrett saw prisms…just saying.

  6. eyesontheplanet says:

    clean trick!

  7. KevinMinney says:

    nice work justin!
    let me know what you tihnk of my videos :)

  8. saedt says:

    You’re the best, Justin

  9. MrDomguitar says:

    @JustinSandercoe you can also install a program, which is called adblock plus. it´s freeware and its very cool. if you install this program you havent got ads on the web!

  10. PerriVerde says:

    Like this one, Justin! Thanks for everything.

  11. docnon says:

    @JustinSandercoe That is awesome Justin ha ha and here I thought I would have to rant at that guy about how you do not even make people pay on your site so you are doubtless the smallest amount greedy guitar teacher online. Seriously though, you are awesome don’t know why people need to bitch about small things like 10 second adds before a video

  12. JustinSandercoe says:

    @0penupyoureyes I’m being greedy putting ads on my video?? GFY. Blocked.

  13. matushkomax says:

    this lick is based around whole tone scale, it is mainly used over altered dominant chord, which in this video would be A7#5

  14. JustinSandercoe says:


    Watch the vids on the web site and there are no pre-roll ads!!!!

    It’s a better all round experience anyway, so I don’t know why people persist on watching them here on YouTube unless they just found them…

  15. 04callwilk1 says:

    Syd Barrett played Prisms..

  16. 04callwilk1 says:

    @swizzlecheeks LOL

  17. hrabia99332 says:

    shit, my guitar is fucket on 2nd string at 7th fret, any helpers ;/ ?

  18. hrabia99332 says:

    2:08 there the lesson starts ;d

  19. nevikmoore says:

    Cool lick. Zappa is a hero of mine, and he was all about the atonal. I can see this having nice jazz applications. Thanks!

  20. lsiden says:

    I reckon this lick consists of alternate whole-tone scales (there are only two in the Western 12-tone scale), which is what makes it sound so trippy! Nice work, Justin! Give your friend some more acid and see what else he come up with! :)

  21. Mryoda33444 says:

    circles or squares… ;)

  22. ZeliZeleny says:

    I by no means did no drugs except alcohol, but this solo was trippy as hell :D
    Thanks for crazy thought, Justin :)

  23. pawtastic25 says:

    I would really like to see a tutorial for the song I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in, by kenny rogers and the first addition. i see people playing it different ways, and can’t seem to connect with one…and i really like and connect with your tutorials. It would be a blessing :)

  24. SteelSkin667 says:

    @mallamoozoo Both reasons really! Atonal patterns, because they don’t really fit in any scale, can bring a sense of dissonance or chaos in the music and may help to achieve a creepy atmosphere. And with a small practice they may be simple to repeat all over the neck.

  25. mallamoozoo says:

    @SteelSkin667 is that cos metal is quick and the repeating patterns are simpler to play quick? or is it more the “scale” that sounds right for metal?

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