Craig Chaquico

Taken from Chaquico’s lead in Jefferson Starship’s FM radio mainstay “Ride the Tiger,” this is a pentatonic workout with some interesting twists that could be a cool warm-up or a bitchin’ part of a solo.

“A lot of guitarists use these licks as springboards,” says Chaquico. “Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Eddie Van Halen, everybody! It’s where you take them that makes you different.”