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Blues Lick·Tionary: Four Phrases to Add to Your Repertoire

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Blues Lick·Tionary: Four Phrases to Add to Your Repertoire
Blues
Try this phrase out over a V–IV blues change. Use pull-offs for smoothness and speed. This works well in a medium “straight-eighths” feel. Download Audio Example...



Blues Break
This double-stop lick could be great for stop-time breaks in blues. Try using the fingers on your picking hand instead of a pick. Download Audio Example...



Blues Mixolydian
Notice how this lick starts off in the typical box position, then adds notes from the Mixolydian mode. It’s a good way to get more variation from the five box patterns. Download Audio Example...



Blues Rock
This blues-rock lick starts with a bend and combines both major and minor 3rds on a dominant 7th chord. The triplet rhythm makes it well-suited to a shuffle. Download Audio Example...



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The Guitar Lick·Tionary
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