Lick Of The Week Lessons Lessons

Jazzy Major Blues - Lick Of The Week

Jazzy Major Blues - Lick Of The Week

In this lick of the week lesson we will study a jazzy sounding major blues lick using a variety of slurs and double stops. The example is in A but can be easily transposed to any key.
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Dominant 7 and 9 Chord Tricks - Lick Of The Week

Dominant 7 and 9 Chord Tricks - Lick Of The Week

Learn some cool licks and tricks you can do within a Dominant 7 or 9 chord.
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Acoustic Blues Chord Movement for E7 and A7

Acoustic Blues Chord Movement for E7 and A7

In this lesson we are going to study some ways to color the E7 and A7 chords for an acoustic blues progression.  It involves moving the up the neck using different fingerings to create extended E and A chords.
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Angus Young Style Solo Lick

Angus Young Style Solo Lick

We will be studying a lick in A pentatonic minor in the style of Angus Young from AC/DC.
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Joe Bonamassa Dominant 9 Chords - Lick Of The Week

Joe Bonamassa Dominant 9 Chords - Lick Of The Week

Lick of the week - Joe Bonamassa style dom 7 or 9 chords involve an inversion playing just the 5th and 3rd intervals of the chord, creating a heavier sound.
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Chuck Berry Style Blues Lick

Chuck Berry Style Blues Lick

In this edition of Lick of the Week we will study a Chuck Berry style blues lick.
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BB King Style Major Blues Lick

BB King Style Major Blues Lick

In this lesson we will study a common BB King style blues lick using notes from the pentatonic major scale. Great intro lick and can be used to lead back to the I chord in a 12 bar blues pattern.
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Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers) Style Lick in Am

Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers) Style Lick in Am

In this lick of the week lesson we will be studying a Warren Haynes inspired lick using the A pentatonic minor / blues scale. The lick comes from a live version of Whipping Post and can be applied to any chord changes in Am.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Lick in E Pentatonic Blues

Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Lick in E Pentatonic Blues

This lick, in the style of SRV, uses an open E pentatonic minor / major blues scale. Great lick to add to your blues vocabulary.
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Jazz Blues Chords

Jazz Blues Chords

In this lesson we will be studying the use of Jazz chords in a blues context. Specifically we will be studying a jazzy way to transition from the I chord to the IV chord in a 12 bar blues.
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Brad Paisley Style Country Lick

Brad Paisley Style Country Lick

In this lesson we will study a bluesy country riff with a little Brad Paisley twist at the end.
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Albert Lee Style Country Lick

Albert Lee Style Country Lick

In this lick of the week lesson we will study an Albert Lee style country lick. This lick uses bends and holds to outline the chords underneath, a common country technique. We also have a nice descending lick using 6th intervals and pull offs to the open E string giving it a pedal tone type sound.
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Jimi Hendrix style pentatonic minor lick

Jimi Hendrix style pentatonic minor lick

In this lesson we will be studying a lick from Hey Joe.  The lick uses many of the articulations common in Hendrix's style, including bends, unison bends, double stops, hammer ons and pull offs.  While we wiil be focusing primarily on this specific lick, I will also cover the chord progression to Hey Joe.
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Jimmy Page Style Ascending Pentatonic Lick

Jimmy Page Style Ascending Pentatonic Lick

In this lesson we will be studying the ascending pentatonic minor lick in the style of Jimmy Page.  The lick comes from the song Good Times Bad Times and incorporates a fast ascending triplet run.  This is common in Page's style throughout his career especially the early records.
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Jerry Garcia Style Lick of the Week

Jerry Garcia Style Lick of the Week

In this lesson we will be studying some specific Garcia licks from a live version of Franklins Tower.  We will start by reviewing the theory behind the chord changes of Franklins Tower so we have a better idea of what tools we can use to improvise over these chord changes.
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Funky Blues Groove

Funky Blues Groove

In this lesson we are going to study a funky blues groove using a 3 note dominant 9 chord shape.
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Major Minor Blues Lick

Major Minor Blues Lick

In this lesson we will be studying a blues lick that combines major and minor pentatonic notes.  This is a great way to spice up your soloing and add a little sophistication. The lick works best over the I and IV chords in a 12 bar blues. Practice with the jam track
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Eric Clapton Style Blues Lick #1

Eric Clapton Style Blues Lick #1

In this lesson we will cover a Clapton style blues lick in the key of A.  The excerpt is from the first solo of  a live version of Crossroads. The lick combines several positions of the pentatonic scale and showcases his use of vibrato and quick hammer on and pull off techniques. Youtube version of Crossroads - Eric Clapton Crossroads video
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Eric Clapton Style Lick #2

Eric Clapton Style Lick #2

In this lesson we will cover another Clapton style blues lick in the key of A.  The excerpt is indicative of Clapton's use of quick hammer ons and pull offs. The lick serves well as a turn around over bars 11 and 12 of a 12 bar blues.
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Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Blues Lick

Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Blues Lick

In this lesson we will take a close look at an excerpt from SRV's solo in the song Tightrope.  The lick embodies several of his techniques and serves as a great study to grasp a bit of his style. The lick is in Bb Pentatonic minor. It incorporates bends, pull offs, hammer ons, and raking.
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Bluegrass Style Lick of The Week

Bluegrass Style Lick of The Week

In this lesson we will be studying a flashy bluegrass lick in G that spans several positions on the fretboard.  The lick combines many elements of Bluegrass improvisation including pentatonic major, minor, and some mixolydian.  It applies several articulations as well. Slides, hammer ons, pull offs are all incorporated into the lick.
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