Blues Guitar Lesson on Lead Playing – How to Play Blues Licks

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Blues Guitar Lesson on Lead Playing - How to Play Blues Licks


Blues Guitar Lesson on Lead Playing – How to Play Blues Licks

Hey, guys. Claude Johnson here with and
I want to show you a few things about playing licks, playing
blues and rock solos.

If you’ve learned your pentatonic scale, for example, an A,
here’s the thing. You don’t have to use the whole pentatonic
scale. Start-off right here, on the G string, 7th fret, and
you do this: bend up a whole step and then follow it up with
a B string, 5th fret. So many great licks are going to start
that way.

For example, you just do those two notes and repeat them and
that’s one lick. Another one would be like going up to the
high E string, and you could repeat that. You could do that
one, but then go back down to the B string. So you can repeat
that. That’s three licks right there. You could do standard B
string, go up to the 8th fret. You could do this one. So you’re
basically doing that other lick I showed you and then 8th fret,
bend up and vibrato. You can do sweep-up, basically. All these
licks can just fit into two or the top three strings and it
will sound great.

Let me give you an example. I’m going to put on a backing track
in the key of A flat. It will be down one. We’ll just try to play
there for a little bit and see what happens. I also invite you to
check-out my lead guitar course, So
please check that out. All right, I’m going to get up and hit the
button here and I’ll try to demonstrate what I’m talking about.
All right, A flat blues, here we go. So you get the idea.
I’m barely moving.

So once again, check-out my course at
Thanks a lot.

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