How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com,
bringing you this lesson. I want to show
you a great way of starting off a blues tune.
This can be a blues intro, and it’s just a
common lick that you’ll hear anybody from
Stevie Ray Vaughn, BB King to Charlie Parker play.
So the blues; here we go.
We’re in the key of A7, in the key of A,
blues in A and we’re going to start on the root here.
We’re going to slide into the 3rd, 5 to 6
and then 5, 7 and then we just hit that root
note up the octave. Charlie Parker has a variation
something like this. But here’s that classic blues lick.
And then you can just shake, add the vibrato on
that high root note. So in time it starts on the and of three.
And you can add a variation like this,
pentatonic on top. So going from the 8th to the 5th.
So that would sound like this. If you had a
slow blues like… So you’ve got to get some
of these chore blues elements under your fingers
as part of the language so when you play it, instantly,
right away, someone’s going to go, oh, that’s the blues.
There’s no arguing about it. Practice that lick.
Click the link below for the tab for this, and again,
we’re just going over an A7 chord there.
I hope this helps. We’ll see you next time.