Licks For Blues Soloing Lick 2
Blues licks are essential for every guitar player. Players such as Albert Collins, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Bonamassa. 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 two on the tenth fret of the third string with the third finger. Move to the eighth fret with the first finger, and bend the note a half step. Beat four of the first measure is on the eighth fret on the second string, and then the tenth fret on the fourth string. Beat one of the second measure is played on the eighth on the third string. Skip a string for the next note and go to the tenth fret on the fifth string. The third beat of the measure is on the fourth string eighth fret. Bend the note a quarter step. The last note of the lick is on the tenth fret on the fourth string. The root note of the key.
Make sure to support the third finger bends with your first and second finger it will make the bends easier and facilitate good vibrato. Try adding vibrato to the longer notes for added style.
Make sure your bends are in tune. You can check the pitch of your bent notes by playing the note and then playing the bent note of the same pitch, make sure they match.
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