Makin' It Your Own

Once you master this basic blues lick, it's time to make some music with it. Some guitar players just play "one lick after another", and that gets boring for themselves and for the people listening. The lick is just a starting point and from there on you have to be playful with it, so that's what we'll work on in this lesson.

I'll show you some simple variation you can apply to this basic lick, then we'll trade fours over the backing track: I'll play this lick for 4 bars, then back you up while you play with "the band".

Instructor Anders Mouridsen
Less Notes, More Blues!
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am working hard on memorizing blues patterns-do you agree with that? 1 month ago
Mike Olekshy 1 month ago

Hello - thanks for your question! Yes of course, memorize as many scale patterns as you can! It is also important to practice using the scale patterns in the context of playing licks and leads, so be sure to compliment your work with that as well!

I just want to thank you. Great Lessons. 8 months ago
Josh Workman 8 months ago

Great! I'm passing this on to the Guitar Tricks staff.