How to Play Cool Rock Blues Guitar Lick

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Here´s a cool rock blues lick from Jon Maclennan!

Hope you like it…

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How’s it going guys. This is John McClennan
and I’m here with, bringing
you this video lesson. What I want to show you
today is one of the most over-played rock cliches
of all time, so you’ve all heard it a million times.
Do you know how to play it? Because if not, pick up
your guitar and learn this lick right now.

Here’s what we’re doing. We’ve got the 12th fret
and I’m applying this over a D. It could be a D7,
D major, D minor, it doesn’t matter. I’m going to
play the 12th fret and I’m going to bend this note
a whole step with my 3rd finger and then with my
first finger I’m going to grab the 10th fret and
10th fret on the first and second strings. The pick
just goes string to string. Then all I’m going to do
is just end with a bend here on the 13th fret, whole
step, on the 2nd string. So you play the first part
just like this. That’s all there is to it.

And then, of course, we’ve all heard a million times
guys like Jimmy Page to Jimi Hendrix to Angus Young,
AC/DC play what’s called a repeated figure with that
idea. So you get… You can just literally play that.
People love it when you just lock into a lick and you
repeat it.

The other alteration or variation that you could do is
bend on the high string instead of… So you get…
That’s just noodling around in more D pentatonic.
But practice that lick, work on your bends. Remember,
good rudiments of rock and roll, again, the most cliche
rock and roll lick of all time.

So check it out; click the link below and thanks
for watching. We’ll see you in the next video.

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