How to Play a “Must Know” Blues Guitar Lick in the Style of Buddy Guy – Easy Blues Guitar Lesson

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Hey, how’s it going I’m Jon McLennan with Guitar Control, bringing you this video lesson, today we’re looking at a “Blues Guitar Lick” in the style of Buddy Guy. A great opening blues phrase that’s heard in countless records.

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We’re going to start on the third string sixth fret, and we’re going to play six and move up a half step to seven, then I put my first finger down on the sixth fret of the second string, third finger goes on the eighth fret, and then put my first finger on the note b flat sixth fret high string.

What I’m thinking about is a b-flat triad; there are a lot of blues phrases that sounds alike. All those kinds of licks and this are just right out of that lineage even if it’s like jazz guys like. Slowly I start with my second finger and play the first two notes with my second finger, because I’m kind of thinking ahead.

I want to base out this b flat position a lot of times. I’m just ducking back one fret or playing above it. I’m still always thinking about that chord, because the melody and the harmony of b flat seven are inextricable. Let’s see if we can try this lick, I’m going to pull up my notes real quick, this is starting on beat the end of three, one, two, and three, then you can go to e flat, five chord, four chord, and the walk up.

So Buddy Guy song is called “I Can’t Quit you Babe”, and a lot of people covered it, Led Zeppelin has a cover of it, I think it was originally written by Willie Dixon, let’s try it one more time together a one, two, and three. Make sure to subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lesson, thanks for watching.

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