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Basic Blues Licks Series 2

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In this lesson we jump right in to using the A minor pentatonic scale with the flat 5th scale degree, the "blue note". This is a very typical blues lick that forms the basis of many other blues licks and whole solos.

The rhythm is eighth note triplets. The notes are phrased (meaning rhythmically spaced in time) so that the lick can be played over and again in a repeating loop.

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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