How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com,
bringing you this video lesson. We’re looking
at acoustic blues licks today and this one is
in the style of — you may recognize it from
Eric Clapton or I’ve heard one of my previous
guitar teachers play it, Kenny Burrell,
who’s a legendary jazz guitar player.
Here we’re looking at just a blues in the key of E.
So the chord that we’re playing this
over is E7, the I chord, and we’re
going to start out with a two note figure
up here on the 12th fret and the 10th fret.
We slide into that like this. Then I’ve got
this triplet rhythm. Then I’m going to move
this to the 9th and the 10th frets.
Previously I had a fret between my fingers,
now it’s going to get compressed.
Now I’m going to move that down a whole step.
And on the last one what I do is I bend the
second finger, that note, G, because that’s
the blues sort of — the flat 3rd that gets
bent there. Just like Stevie Ray Vaughn or
somebody going… That kind of lick. It’s just
everywhere in the blues.
Here it is one more time, slowly. That nice,
strong rhythm, that Texas triplet. E7 blues.
Check it out.
Click the link below for the tab and take a
listen to “Before You Accuse Me” off
Eric Clapton’s “Unplugged” and another
tuned called “Soulful Brothers” by Kenny
Burrell. We’ll see you in the next lesson.