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Here is a nice little blues guitar lick, using just the blues scale. The example is played in the key of A. I briefly used the backing track called "wreck me baby" to play this lick over as well.

One thing I am trying convey here is that I am taking a scale, and I use it to create a musical phrase. It sounds so much better than just playing the scale itself up and down. Remember you should use this approach with any scale. Use the notes from the scale, but create a phrase or musical statement from it. Your playing will sound so much better.

The blues scale is almost the same as the minor pentatonic scale; there is one added note - the b5/#4. So in the key of A, these would be the notes: A, C, D, D#, E, G.

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Comments on this video lesson:

toon said...

I love that guitar lick! Very simple but something I can play!! Thanks

Comment added on November 25, 2009
peter said...

I am eager to learn playing the guitar on my own. Have found some lessons for beginners at http://file.sh/guitar+lesson+torrent.html , but I am not sure whether it is possible to learn playing on my own. What do you think?

Comment added on April 17, 2009
Rich said...

Hey Rob
Thought you were dead....
This is a great lick...i play it on a the acoustic.......fantasticoustic.

Keep up the great!!! Work

Thanks a bunch

Comment added on March 13, 2009
Terry said...

Superbly presented blues lick... excellent Guitar Tutor... cheers Robert!

Comment added on March 05, 2009
Marc Cerrato said...

Great lick,
nice guitar, love the sweet sound that goes with the blues.

Comment added on March 04, 2009
bill said...

Hey Robert, thanks for this great lesson would like to see more that you could use with this one.always look forward to new ones from you

Comment added on March 04, 2009
tlboise said...

Hey Robert, Excellent lick, I check out all your licks and really enjoy them. And i really appreciate all the time you put in on them. You truly are the guitar man. Thanks Tom Boise

Comment added on March 04, 2009
Chris said...

Awesome lesson! Also MANY thanks for the Guitar PRO files, much appreciated!

Comment added on March 04, 2009
Ian said...

Hi Robert.
I think everyones said it before but I must say thanks for the email with this lick on.Ive just started to learn scales and you are dead right they just sound like scales!! Please can we have more? youre teaching is spot on for me, many thanks Ian

Comment added on March 04, 2009
Stefan Johansson said...

Great licks Robert!! I´m gonna adept that into my playing at once!! More of this licks & tricks please! You´re the man!

Cheers

Comment added on March 04, 2009
Carl said...

I love that guitar lick! Very simple but something I can play!! Thanks Robert

Comment added on March 04, 2009
Bill said...

Thanks for that new Blues scale lick.It works well,and I love that new strat of yours..

Comment added on March 04, 2009

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