8 Blues Rock Licks You Need To Know
As a guitarist, why would you bother to learn other guitarists licks? What could you gain from it? Shouldn’t you just work at making your own? If one of your purposes for picking up the guitar in the first place was to have an instrument to communicate with, you’re going to need to spend time learning the languages.
In this exercise we are working on eight licks that are not only very useful, but also quite common. There are a ton of important techniques here, oblique bends/double stops, rolling rock/blues ideas, quarter, half, whole step bends, sliding sixths, mixing major/minor pentatonic.
Begin by working on each measure separately, use the backing tracks to get comfortable with each part. Make sure your paying close attention to the rhythm as well as the tone of each note. You want to make sure your grabbing the “phrase” and not just playing each note. As you feel comfortable, work on combining measures till you can get through the whole exercise. Once your there you can focus on getting the whole eight measure exercise together which the practice videos.
Start slowly and work it up to speed!
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