John Petrucci Style Chromatic Scales


In this next video guitar lesson of our “Lick Of The Week” series, we will learn a cool guitar lick in the style of John Petrucci, the legendary guitarist of the prog-rock band Dream Theater.

John Petrucci’s soloing style incorporates many different elements. One element he seems to always go back to is his love of throwing chromatic lines within his solos.

This kind of a guitar lick can really create a lot of tension when used properly within a solo. It creates a sense of total chaos.

The key to learning this guitar lick and incorporating it into your playing is to understand how it can be understood as a bunch of smaller repeating elements. Most very complicated licks can be understood this way in some shape or form.

If you watch the whole video guitar lesson you should easily be able to create similar chromatic lines yourself.

Download the FREE TAB PDF for this lesson below.

John Petrucci Style Chromatic Scales TAB PDF

Hope you have fun with this one. After you get the patterns down it also makes a great alternate picking exercise. :D

John Petrucci Style Chromatic Scales “Lick Of The Week”

5 Comments

  1. Wolfie says:

    Hi Carl,I dropped by your site and watched some of your lessons, I have to say that you make thing look simple and also you explain it in a very easy to understand way. Have you ever thought about selling your video´s through an affiliate program? If so I would be interested in selling them on my site.

  2. rhoy says:

    hi carl, tnx i get it perfectly………………. thanks a lot

  3. Psyte says:

    Carl is offering these great lessons for free, the very principle of the Internet. Why do you want to ruin it?

  4. Psyte says:

    (My comment is obviously directed at Wolfie)

  5. guitar joe says:

    You got wings on your fingers

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