Using Blues Licks
Learn How Use Blues Licks In Your 12 Bar Blues Riffs!
In this lesson we are going to be adding some licks to the riff that we learned in the 12 Bar Blues Riff II lesson. I am basically playing the exact same 12 bar blues riff with several blues licks thrown in to make things a bit more interesting. Feel free to download the TAB for this lesson by clicking on the PDF icon right below the video. If you like playing like this you should really check out some of Eric Clapton’s acoustic tunes such as “Drifting Blues”.
There are three blues licks presented in this lesson that all pretty much stick to the open E blues scale. The first two licks are kind of interjections between the chord changes in the 12 bar blues progression. The third lick is a pretty cool turnaround lick that is used to wrap up the progression.
Enjoy this one guys and try to use what you learn here to start making up your own blues licks. If you want more step-by-step help on how to use the blues scale and make up your own blues licks you can check the Blues Guitar Blueprint.