Look For Patterns In Licks

Blues Guitar Unleashed Blog

As I started going through this particular lick for today’s lesson, I realized there are actually at least 3 cool things going on that are important:

1 – The patterns, and how looking at the patterns of notes is SO much easier than remembering the actual notes, one at a time (which is almost impossible.)

2 – The really slick way Albert Collins switches between the minor and major blues scales by pivoting on the root, just like I’ve showed you.

3 – The rhythm for the first 3 notes is quirky and a little tricky… which means it’s well worth your time because it sounds really cool.

And we can add in noticing the C# that comes in during the A7 chord so you know where this lick can work… and where it can’t.

All good things, so take your time and maybe watch this more than once to take it all in.

Depending on what you got out of this video, you might also dig:

How To Improvise Blues Solos (better known as how to tear licks apart and put them back together again) – https://bluesguitarunleashed.com/get-how-to-improvise/

Major/Minor Blues Shapes (switching between the major and minor blues sounds all over the neck) – https://bluesguitarunleashed.com/get-major-minor-blues-shapes/

The All Access Pass (you can try it for $1) – https://gobgu.com/dollaraap


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