Yngwie Malmsteen Style Diminished Arpeggios

In this latest "Lick Of The Week" video guitar lesson, you will learn a lick in the style of Yngwie Malmsteen.

Yngwie uses Diminished licks all throughout his solos and it is licks like this one that are his signature.

Keep in mind that you don't have to play it as fast as Yngwie to successfully use this lick in your own playing. Also, diminished runs can be used in almost all types of music, usually with a very dramatic effect.

So watch the video and take your time learning the lick, and make sure you download the TAB PDF for this lesson as well.

Yngwie Malmsteen Diminished Arpeggios TAB PDF

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Yngwie Malmsteen Style Diminished Arpeggios


  1. Shane B on August 8, 2010 at 3:09 am

    awesome thanx Carl that alone was worth my months subscription gonna drive my wife and kids nuts with that now 🙂

    • Carl Brown on August 8, 2010 at 12:01 pm

      LOL, thanks Shane!! I did the same with my parents about 20 years ago. 😀

  2. tanner70194@aol.com on February 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

    you should do more yngwie 🙂 i think a bunch of people would benefit from it

  3. Rodrigo on September 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Thanks for your lessons man, you are one of the few that i can understand without problems. Greetings from argentina!

  4. vartan on October 4, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    you are very god … do more lessons .thank you

  5. Zachary on October 17, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    You know I got all excited about this and then I was like wait I learned this when I found out how to sweep the triads of a D major scale ( on the same site non the less ) MAybe I’m finally learning something from all this! Thanks Dude!

  6. Anonymous on March 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    your the best!!!!!! 🙂

  7. neil on April 3, 2012 at 12:41 am

    Wow man!!you really are helping me learn pretty quickly!!could you do some theory lessons too?

    • Carl Brown on April 3, 2012 at 2:11 pm

      Hey, have you not checked out the music theory lessons archive? 🙂

  8. Peter on November 20, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    Hi, great lick, great site thx, but just one q, what key are we playing this in ? / petrr

  9. Brian knowles on March 16, 2017 at 6:36 am

    How can I implement this in my playing?

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