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Learn a Jazz Guitar Lick

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Guitar Lesson Overview

This is a straight-forward jazz guitar lick over F7. The guitar lick is being played over the first 4 bars, and ends on bar 5, which in a jazz blues would be Bb7. I always recommend to my guitar students that they take parts of licks like this one and make it their own. Perhaps you like the first 5-10-notes the best - then steal them and create a new lick based on them, or change some things in it to make it more like you (timing, sound, rhythmic phrasing, etc).

The Guitar Pro 5 file has the chords used in the video backing track - for the instrument, I used an organ in Guitar Pro 5.

Jazz Blues Guitar Lick over F7 in PDF & Guitar Pro 5

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Comments on this video lesson:

Daniel Jones said...

Very Nice! Just got myself a semi acoustic guitar and this is great material!

Comment added on April 06, 2010
STEVE PRECHTEL said...

Great video, thankyou for reminding me of the simplicity of guitar pickin'. Stevellllllllllllll

Comment added on June 25, 2009

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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!