Archive for the Blues Licks Category
I’ll show you 4 different variations of today’s lick. First, watch the video and then print out tab. You can use the MP3 backing tracks to practice.
Click Here for the Tab and MP3 for today’s licks
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With the Hot Blues Lick course I will show you how to play over 100 blues licks. Once you are done with the program you’ll have the knowledge and skill to make up your own blues licks (even entire solos) completely on the fly. Just follow the program for 100 days and at the end [...]Read more
Here’s an example run of running up the neck of the guitar using The Most Commonly Used Lead Pattern (in the key of A):
Once you get the flow of things it’s fun to practice improvising with it.
Here’s an example of using the pattern to improvise some licks:
Fretboard bends can be challenging to learn at first, so you best start practicing. Bends bring vocal like quality to the guitar. They are, quite frankly, the most important technique in blues guitar.
Yes, they hurt your fingers. A full step bend feels like a knife tearing in your skin if you have tender fingers, but [...]Read more
With this blues lick we’ll be using two techniques that are common in blues playing called double stops and trills.
A double stop is the act of playing two notes simultaneously. In performing a double stop, two separate strings are depressed (“stopped”) by the fingers, and plucked simultaneously.
A trill is a rapid alternation between two adjacent [...]Read more