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Fusion Blues Lick

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Here's one of my signature licks. I guess the style is a bit like Robben Ford meets Scott Henderson meets Robert Renman? You can see in this video how I apply a lot of pull-off and hammer-ons; it's not alternate picking the whole way.

In this example, the is played over an E9 funk vamp. It's an "outside" lick, meaning there are a few notes that don't really relate to any particular scale. I think it sounds pretty cool.

The lick kind of starts off with a rockabilly-style start, then goes into an outside jazz idea, which moves into a diminished triad, then ends with a blues phrase. How's that for a combination of styles?

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Comments on this video lesson:

lenny said...

very cool!! thanks robert!

Comment added on November 12, 2012
Robert said...

Thinaks Adam, great to hear!
I will see what I can do.

Comment added on July 05, 2010
adam said...

This is an absolutely beautiful lick. Please post more of your signature licks! I love your SRV, Albert and B.B. King licks as well but you have a great individual style and phrasing and it would be nice to hear even more of that. I ran across this site about a week ago and have had difficulty leaving it. Your work is greatly appreciated!

Comment added on July 05, 2010
daniel said...

no tabs on this one, eh?

Comment added on July 30, 2008
carl said...

fantastic lick mate

Comment added on March 25, 2008
jay said...

i hope theres a free full version to download this video

Comment added on January 23, 2008

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.

NEW - T-Bone Walker Lesson

"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!