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Basic Blues Licks Series 2

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Christopher will show you how to expand a basic blues lick that forms the foundation of blues soloing vocabulary. This lick includes the following characteristics of blues lead playing: using the blues scale (minor pentatonic scale with flat 5th "blue note"), triplet swing phrasing, dynamics and articulations like sliding and bending. This is essentially a primer on playing single note melody lines in a blues style to start building a repertoire of blues licks.

We'll start with one simple foundation lick then build on it. All these licks are very simple basic licks that you've heard a million times in any given blues tune. All these licks are generic enough to fit over all the changes of the blues.

To add some variety, we'll play a different note at the end of the lick each time to target the chord changes that happen in our stereotypical 12 bar blues form. When the A (I - one chord) happens, we'll end the lick on the note A. When the D (IV - four chord) happens, we'll end the lick on the note D. Finally, when the E (V - five chord) happens, we'll end the lick on the note E. Each lick will be covered in detail and played along with a backing track at a slower tempo and a faster tempo.

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