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Kaleidoscope - Fast lick from opening section

Here is the first solo from Kaleidoscope, it kicks in at around 0.25 and goes through until around 0.40 seconds. Strap on your seat belt, this lick is comprised of fluid legato techniques, stretch pentatonic patterns, descending runs, tapping and melodic notes heavy with vibrato.


Your Instructor


Troy Stetina
Troy Stetina

Troy Stetina is an internationally recognized guitarist and music educator.

  • Author of over 40 instructional guitar book/CD and DVD methods for Hal Leonard Corporation, including Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar, Fretboard Mastery and the Metal Rhythm Guitar and Metal Lead Guitar Series, which have sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
  • International workshop clinian and music educator.
  • Former guitarist for Second Soul, released "Beyond the Infinite" album in 2011.
  • Guitarist on 2007 Dimension X "Implications of a Genetic Defense" (Unicorn Records).
  • Solo guitar artist on Troy Stetina 2000 release, "Exottica".
  • Studio music producer.
  • Guitar coach and instructor.
  • Main formative influences: Randy Rhoads, Van Halen, Beethoven, Paganini, plus all great 70s and 80s guitarists. Current Influences: Modern rock, metal, classical, movie soundtracks... "anything that's well done."
  • Formerly "Return of the Shred" columnist for GuitarOne magazine and Director of Rock Guitar Studies at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is this lesson free?
Yes, this is a sampler taken from a larger pack of 11 licks taken from Troy Stetinas track kaleidoscope.
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