Michael Schenker Style Rock Licks

Three Michael Schenker Style Rock Licks

jimmy pageMichael Schenker is one of Classic Rock’s greatest and most fluid soloists, and perhaps best known as the lead guitarist for the British rock group UFO in the 1970’s. His later solo career with his own group ‘MSG’ also brought him to the attention of a whole new generation of guitar players.

Schenker recorded on most of the early UFO albums and his incendiary playing on the ‘Strangers in the Night’ live album in 1979 remains one of his finest achievements. The three sample lines below are designed to demonstrate a little of his approach to Classic Rock soloing.

These lines are taken from a book published by the Fundamental Changes music publishers and now available on Amazon. ‘100 Classic Rock Licks for Guitar’ also includes many ‘in the style of’ lines by other legendary Classic Rock guitarists, ranging from Ritchie Blackmore through to Angus Young of AC/DC.

Click the photo to the upper left to find out more about the book.

Michael Schenker


Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker


Michael Schenker



OK that’s it for this lesson…enjoy these Michael Schenker style Classic Rock licks…

Happy Practicing!