These 5 licks use only notes from the Minor Pentatonic, and incorporate string bending as most blues licks do! They're all very very common licks that you'll find most blues players using, so you want to 'put these in your bag' right away. For this lesson just work on playing them - getting the bends in tune and playing them over and over until you feel comfortable with them. Next lesson we'll be looking at how to use them effectively! P1 - Lick 1 This lick is only 3 notes long but uses a bend, a curl and so is a great first word : It's in the style of the great Albert King who was a real master of string bending! P1 - Lick 2 This is a real classic lick, most used by the incredible Jimi Hendrix, this will help you learn to mute the string after the bend because if you mess that up it will sound awful!
12 Killer Blues Licks You Must Know | GuitarPlayer
I started this series because I great way to learn new Blues vocabulary is to learn a new Blues Lick every week and work it into your playing. So I picked my personal favourite 7 Blues Masters and did 8 licks from each - so over a years worth of material for a lick a week! Love this lick, sounds great and can be easily manipulated into lots of different lic This lick on one of those tasty SRV fast but not difficult licks that add a cool flurry to your solos! This lick is not technically challenging but is a real classic SRV trademark, the use of the blues scale and the trills at the end.
As an aspiring blues guitarist it is really important to create a 'bag of tricks' filled with guitar licks. When listening to the best blues guitarists you'll notice that there are several famous licks they use all of the time. This is the reason why the collection of these famous licks is a crucial aspect in your own development as a guitarist.
For those willing to pay their dues and play the blues, these licks are a rite of passage and a continuous source of inspiration. They are the foundation on which a solid house of blues is built. Presented here for your edification are 12 classic blues phrases, each with a certified pedigree. You can drop any of these into a blues-based progression and come out smiling. A quick run through these shapes will help wake up our hands and minds.