Fast Open String Pull-Offs “Lick of the Week”

In this week's free "Lick of the Week" video lesson we will take a look at a cool lick that utilizes fast open stringed pull offs.

Now even though everything is flying by at a pretty quick pace, there is a pattern to it all.  As soon as you get the pattern memorized I think the lick will fall underneath your fingers pretty well.

As always you should take it very slow in the beginning while the pattern is being memorized via muscle memory in your hands. After that, slowly work it up to full tempo.

Be sure to "Grab the TAB" for this one below so you can follow along with video easier.

Fast Open String Pull-Offs "Lick of the Week" TAB PDF download.

This kind of lick can work in many different styles of music including country, rock and metal.

Hopefully after getting it down you will be able to expand on it and do your own thing with it and add this lick to your own improvisations. It would be interesting to see how many different uses you could get out of it.

Also, this lick can be pretty tiring in the beginning because of the rapid pull-offs, try not to overdo it and simply let the hand relax every couple minutes while practicing it.

So good luck with this lick, it was a really fun one to do and it's very fun to play once you get it underneath your fingers.

Thanks! Carl...

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Fast Open String Pull-offs "Lick of the Week"


  1. Ray on July 4, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Carl,

    I”m the guy that has been asking you to teach “Guitar Town” rift by Steve Earl. Yes, lots of people have shown how to play it on the web..especially Youtube. I can’t relate to them or the way they teach compared to what you do. If you don’t mind and want a new paying subscriber, please teach me the rift and I’m backing you too buddy…I like all kinds of music and you seem to have little problems playing or teaching it. I noticed by watching some of your Youtube videos that you’ve been taught at an early age, including classical. ….keep up the good work,,..thanks…Ray.

    • Carl Brown on July 5, 2014 at 9:31 am

      Hey Ray, I will definitely check out the song and see if I can’t get a riff video up for it.

      Thanks a bunch for the kind comment as well. Glad you are enjoying the lessons! 🙂


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