Lick of the Week – A Place Where You Belong

Bullet for my Valentine is probably one of the coolest new heavy metal bands from the UK. The band has cited being influenced by bands such as Metallica, Annihilator, Pantera, Machine Head, Sepultura and many more. These are the bands that inspire Bullet for My Valentine’s catchy vocals, aggressive riffs and melodies. Bullet’s lead singer, Matt Tuck, has also stated in an interview that artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Seger and Bob Dylan have highly influenced his own songwriting.

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Lick of the Week

This week, we show you how Michael Paget plays a part of his solo from the song A Place Where You Belong.

Michael uses the pentatonic scale for his solo, which consists of two parts. In the first part he plays a rising sequence of eighth triplets using the La pentatonic shape (5th mode). For the second part, he uses two repeating patterns based on the stretch pentatonic scale. For the highlight of the solo Michael uses a long bending. If you try to play the lick, make sure to have a closer look at the fingerings as noted above.

Helmut Kirisits
Guitar Teacher & Musicologist