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Are you looking for ideas for how to use the Blues Scale in a more musical way? Does your lead playing suck? Well, I know the feeling. The way I learned to play lead guitar better was to start copying simple licks from a a variety of players.

In this lesson, you'll learn how to take the A Blues Scale and use a simple line from it, or idea, and make some good use of it. Pay attention to the rhythm as well - it's very important to play it correctly in time.

In this video, my goal was to show you how cool it can sound to start playing an idea from the minor 7th note (G). That's a whole step (2 frets) below the root note A, and it's very good note to use when playing blues guitar.

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Comments on this video lesson:

leon said...

hey i really like this lessons you send me thank you! i wondering if you had any lessons on freddie king im trying to learn the boogie funk song

Comment added on May 11, 2013
Tracy Darrell said...

Robert,got some good ideas from some of your slow blues lessons.Thanks T

Comment added on November 28, 2012
chris said...

HI Robert another cool lesson thank you so much:)btw great guitar (Hagstrom)once again thank you

Comment added on July 15, 2012
Bill Collie said...

I like every thing you bring to us
Agree with J.Stanley above about the cool sounding chords

Comment added on November 25, 2011
Lucky said...

How do you get the PDF??

Comment added on April 06, 2011
bob said...

great lesson, but where's the PDF?

Comment added on February 15, 2011
Roberto said...

Hi Robert. Another great lesson but where is the related PDF? Thank you

Comment added on November 18, 2010
Richard said...

Great lesson it gives me ideas in other keys.

Comment added on October 11, 2010
Richard said...

Hi Robert,
Another great lesson, thank you.
The Hagstrom sounds beautiful as always.
Cheers,
Richard.

Comment added on September 27, 2010
Scott said...

Great Lesson. Thanks for that.

Just thought I'd mention, your notes should say that the minor seventh is a full step down from the root (rather than half).

Thanks!

Comment added on September 24, 2010
John Stanley said...

Another great lick Robert, thanks. But how about showing us the little run in the begining of the video. At the end of the lick. You throw in a couple of chords and a walk down and end up on the 12th fret. That was really cool. Would love to learn that little part.

Comment added on September 24, 2010
SellingJH said...

Hi Robert:
So if I understand correctly you should:
1. Know the melody
2. Know your chords up the fretboard
3. Know the scale related to the melody and chords.
4. Understand the rhythm.

Then, use all the guitar techniques you can, while varying your note phrases as you create your lead lines.

Great lesson!

Comment added on September 24, 2010

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