Licks For Blues Soloing Lick 1
Blues licks are essential for every guitar player. Players such as Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa is what we are going for here. Bends, slides, position shifts, hammer-ons, pull-offs are the important techniques you will use in this style of playing. The most important thing here though is phrasing.
This two measure blues lick starts on beat four on the tenth fret with the third finger. Bend the note a whole step. Move to the second string on the eight fret with the first finger. You will find it helpful to bar your first finger on the first and second string when you play this part of the lick.
The third note of the lick is played on the eighth fret on the first string. Beat one of the second measure is played on the eleventh fret with your third finger. Bend the note up a whole step. Go back to the eighth fret on the second string with the first finger. Next, play the tenth fret on the third string. switch to the eighth fret on the eighth fret. The last note of the lick is the tenth fret bent a whole step.
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