All Axess University is warming up to full speed and to get things going, All Axess co-founder and DevilDriver guitarist Jeff Kendrick is going to give you a bite-size lesson that teaches you how to play an intermediate-beginner lick based on the Pentatonic Scale. The lick descends down the neck in a various groupings of three and six notes while employing some slides, before the part finishes with some octaves in an eighth-note fashion. There’s also a swift reminder of Drop C tuning and how to correctly rake the strings to get your own riffs off to the most impactful start.

In case you missed it, we’ve also had incomparable The Iron Maidens’ Nita Strauss taking you through some improvisational steps, and also teaching you a kick-ass descending run. Check ’em out, and keep your eyes fixed on All Axess for more great tutorials in the coming weeks.