Randy Rhoads Style Legato Lick

This video guitar lesson is the first in our new "Lick Of The Week" lesson series at guitarlessons365.com.

For this first lick I thought it would be fun to take a look at a player we haven't talked about much here at guitarlessons365.com, the late great Randy Rhoads.

Randy Rhoads had a brief but extremely influential career. His technique was flawless a had a big classical influence.

This legato lick is just one small facet of his bag of tricks, but it is a ton of fun to play and will always turn heads in your local music store. 😀

Pay close attention to the muting portion of the video because it is essential to make this lick sound clean.

Grab the TAB PDF download below.

Lick Of The Week No.1 "Randy Rhoads Style Legato Lick" PDF

Have fun and let me know what kind of licks you would like to see!!

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Randy Rhoads Style Legato Lick


  1. Guitar Nerd on July 2, 2010 at 7:46 am

    The tab book to ‘Tribute’ was one of the most important teachers for me learning guitar. Monster player, monster album.

    • Carl Brown on July 2, 2010 at 12:38 pm

      Oh Yeah, I remember many afternoons after school coming home and learning the Tribute album note-for-note. I prefer it over any of the studio albums. I think it really captures his brilliance the best.

      Carl 😀

      • Chad Appleby on April 22, 2018 at 7:51 pm

        Although I,m not usually a live album fan, Tribute is one of few exceptions.

  2. rizwan samar on March 16, 2011 at 10:17 am

    its awsome and realy helping for me especially for legatoo and for my speed building as well

  3. guitar joe on December 13, 2011 at 1:56 am

    Just started on this today 12-13-11. It’s a tough one. My problem that I need to over come is how I position my thumb on the back of the fretboard. Any suggestions. I notice you thumb is mostly hidden.

    • Carl Brown on December 13, 2011 at 10:39 am

      Try to keep it pretty much in the middle of the neck. If you need a bigger stretch just lower it a bit more towards the floor. See if that helps.

      Thanks! Carl..

  4. Anonymous on September 14, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    Really cool lick. Good workout. Great lesson.

  5. John Clarke on March 5, 2019 at 11:25 am

    Magic Carl. Really good exercise for forcing me to use pinky.

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