Description. He IS the blues, and though all the recordings of him are a bit scratchy (was a while back) his genius still shines through. You can bend fast or slow, pick it a few times on the way up, bend it up and bend it down (release the bend). You're expressing yourself! Experiment. The first pattern, FIGURE 1, is a full-blown A blues scale in 5th position. Most of them are simple, and easy to use in a wide range of musical situations – rock, blues, alternative, country, you name it. If you want to learn more about playing fast blues guitar licks on guitar, check out my FREE Guide on How To Master Fast Blues Guitar Licks.. And if you liked the video about mixing scales in blues licks, don’t forget to subscribe by clicking on the ‘youtube’-button below so you can get notified on the latest blues guitar video lessons: This is particularly true of blues, a style loosely based upon musical cliches that have survived generations. Super-fast blues guitar with Paul Gilbert They are great if you want to further develop your skills or if you want to fill up a 12-bar with nice licks great for anything you can think of. This Version is just to help everyone with a couple licks they can use that sound great. Here, we present 10 examples of those licks to absorb and apply in your own style. Download the pdf of Sample Solo 1. Robert Johnson - Complete Recordings (1936-37). If you've ever tried to learn a new language you may recall those early days where you just new a few words, the basics like hello and thank you... probably your accent still sounded a bit strange and you couldn't say anything interesting - but you were making progress - well it's the same now! You don't want to be thinking about the words you're saying and for that to happen you need to repeat them, a lot. How To Demistify Complex And Fast Blues Licks While the speed at which this lick is played may seem very fast to you, once you are able to play it note by note you will realise that the techniques required to play this are pretty straightforward. They are practical and I use them a lot in my playing. But his playing has been even more influential. All of the licks that we’ll look at here will be presented in the context of an A major blues. The licks in this video lesson are all slow blues licks and easy to play, perfect for a beginner guitar player, but sound so good that even advanced guitar players will find great uses for them. This week on the Guitar Tricks Channel Neal Walter demonstrates a fast blues lick in G! Then think about a time you were pretty angry (like that parking ticket last week!) This repeating blues scale lick is a killer and is an awesome lick to use in your solos. Emotion Is Your Friend You can make a pretty cool solo with just one lick! Repetition Is Your Friend Easiest to think of is to think of something sad in your life (when your pet bunny rabbit died) and then try and play it. If you are an intermediate player who want to get better at playing great sounding licks over rock or blues, this one is for you. Most of these ideas are also phrases which can be repeated to create repetitious fast blues/rock playing. Bend Is Your Friend 50 blues licks. The first one (advanced), is a fast blues-rock track at 145 BPM. In the next lesson we'll be learning another scale pattern to explore! Mark as Complete. To help you get started I've written out a Blues solo for you using all 5 of our licks, I would suggest that you use that as a starting point and then try and mix it up as much as you can, changing the order of the licks, adding in some extra notes of your own and generally experimenting! Stevie Ray Vaughan SRV is for many people on of the finest blues players of all time and he has loads of awesome licks that are great to steal and work into your own playing. Playing fast blues licks on guitar is not as hard as it seems if you know how to exactly practice these powerful blasts of speed. This audio lesson provides 14 fast blues licks.? One advanced and one intermediate. Track your progress by marking which lessons are your favourites. This lick looks intimidating on paper as it is two bars of straight 16th notes but it is not as bad as it … Be careful in how you resolve these ideas though (more on that in future lessons). Save for Later. That's what it's all about, and with more words and some practice you'll be telling incredible stories! Space Is Your Friend After you start a lesson, you are able to mark a lesson as complete, and track your progress. Here's a sample backing track from my Jam Blues II collection, a Blues in A in the style of BB King. Donate. The outcome was this… Instead of banging your head against the wall, trying to figure out blues licks by yourself. Blues Licks tab by Blues Master Brian. I’ll do a follow up to this one with some examples, but for now, learn this easy lick in 5 different locations on the fretboard. So one thing to try for sure is to do just that - solo for a whole 12 bars with just one lick... try changing the rhythm of the lick, the speed of it, play just some of it a few times, then the whole thing, use your imagination!! ----- FEATURES: Learn licks in four styles: Classic blues, Texas blues, Chicago blues and Rockabilly blues. Now I don't want to get all heavy on you this early on, but this Blues business is emotional stuff and the sooner you try and express yourself the better you'll feel it. 2 complete solos to demonstrate how to use the licks in real solos. Repetition Is Your Friend The 3 notes in the beginning are the same for all the licks, and I’m carefully explaining how you should pick and dampen these notes, so that they ring clear and sound just right. Backing Track All of these ideas use the C minor blues scale (1,b3,4,b5,5,b7). or below on smaller screens. Don't expect with a few licks you'll be sounding like Eric Clapton, but you will be making a lot more sense than before you learned any words at all! Lick 1 65,555 views, added to favorites 952 times. 12 Bar Blues Solo (Intermediate/Advanced), Scales You Can Use When You Play The Blues. Experiment. The guitar licks in this app would be perfect for guitar solos in blues and rock music. MGA - where guitarists learn, improve, excel and have fun with lessons by Robert Renman. In any form of music, some melodic ideas sound more at a home than others. This time, I’ve created a fun lesson for you who want to learn Here is a fun lesson for you who want to learn killer blues licks. Styles include blues, funk, rock, country, licks, theory, technique and more. Blues jam track to play along with. 6 licks may not sound like a lot, but you see, I’m playing these licks over 2 completely different tracks. The other (intermediate), is a slow blues at 65 BPM. Also having the tablature of these licks right in front of you when you practice is key, so you know exactly what to do note per note. MGA - where guitarists learn, improve, excel and have fun with lessons by Robert Renman. ... Once you are bending confidently you will find that you can experiment with it a lot and it will bring your licks to another dimension! and you'll find yourself playing harder and more aggressively. I recommend staying with this lesson for a while, don't be in a rush. Repetition Is Your Friend Suitable for electric and acoustic guitar. Sure later on you might talk faster, leave less space at an exciting time in your story but when you are starting out it can really make your solos sound awesome and stop you 'chasing you tail' which is something I see a lot of in people learning to play lead guitar. Online and private guitar tuition. Slow Blues Version – 6 Killer Blues Licks. Here’s an easy blues lick, using only 5 notes. BLUES LICKS Licks are memorable musical phrases that can be strung together to create a solo, fill in behind a vocal phrase or simply spruce up the end of a tune. Download Pdf. One advanced and one intermediate. Lick 2 is another bend oriented lick that I really like. $ 10.00. Sample Solos Notice that it contains the root, b3rd, 4th, b5th, 5th and b7th degrees of an A major scale. In some ways, you are getting 2 lessons in one. In this lesson I’m taking a look at some of my favourite fast licks. You can download and jam over it and if you enjoy it, please consider buying the rest of the album, they're all great fun for jamming! 1 contributor total, last edit on Jan 19, 2017. Search this website. Notice that between the licks there is some space, some silence! Many of his favorite licks back in the Sixties remain his favorite licks today. Simply click the PDF link in the right column (under the ad!) I can't over emphasis the importance of repetition, you need to be playing these licks over and over again so that they start to happen naturally when you play. Pick your favorite blues improvisations and listen for these devices at work in the music of the greats. These licks work great almost anywhere, so I really wanted you to see that. Licks and lessons in the style of players such as BB King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Eric Clapton and more. And if you liked the video about improvising blues licks, don’t forget to subscribe by clicking on the ‘youtube’-button below so you can get notified on the latest blues guitar video lessons: It’s a little similar to something Slash plays in ‘Sweet Child ‘O’ … And the easiest way to start is to be thinking about an emotion when you play and allowing that to effect HOW you play. For more melodic blues phrases check back for my next lesson on major blues licks. This is a great lick for beginners because it follows the pentatonic scale pattern, and allows you to barre your first finger and play the pattern nice and fast. 6 licks may not sound like a lot, but you see, I’m playing these licks over 2 completely different tracks. In a solo you can use all these licks as a base, combining them and using additional notes. Each solo has audio (played slow and fast) and a full transcription in guitar tablature (tab). 6:50 Lick 4 – Blues Sequence Lick. 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