Blues Lead

Break out of the pentatonic box for good and learn to jazz and funk up your blues lead guitar playing with these tasty blues licks.

The Art of the Pentatonic Trail Off

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

Trail-offs are a great way to end a pentatonic phrase in blues. But they are usually very difficult to hear as they go by very quick.

 

In this lesson I break down several very common ways to trail off a lick using a mix of slides and pull-offs.

The Pentatonic Leap-Slide-Bend Combo

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

The Pentatonic Leap-Slide-Bend Combo is a super slick move that will definitely give you some fresh new sounds in place of your tired pentatonic blues bends. In this video we study this approach starting from each note in the minor pentatonic scale. YOU NEED THIS!

Weird Blues Bends

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

Tired of your stale old blues bends?

 

Learn a few great new bends to breath some life into your blues solos.

Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

This slow blues lesson demonstrates approaching a slow blues 2 different ways. First, a more laid back soulful approach, then a more aggressive straight blues approach.

To see many of these licks slowed down and explained visit HERE

Skill Level:

Intermediate

Summary:

Pretty much all guitarists face the obstacle of breaking out of the pentatonic box at some point.

 

Here is a new approach that will set you free once and for all!

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Skill Level:

Advanced

Summary:

Playing phrases based on sixteenth notes over a typical shuffle groove is a really effective way to give a jazzy edge to your blues solos.

 

Here I show you a simple exercise to get the right feel and then follow that with 5 killer licks, all slowed down and explained in detail.

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

Learn 6 funky blues licks and 3 key techniques of funking up your tired blues playing.

 

Lick 1 1:10

Lick 2 2:47

Lick 3 3:45

Lick 4 4:47

Lick 5 6:15

Lick 6 7:42

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

Learn three funky Eric Clapton licks.

 

These licks work great over both funk and blues...enjoy!

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Skill Level:

Intermediate/Advanced

Summary:

Here are 2 awesome blues licks that lead you perfectly from the IV7 chord back to the I7 chord in the blues.

 

Both these licks use 6ths and transition between the changes in style.

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The Mixolydian Hourglass Pattern | Modern Blues Lives Here

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

This simple 5 note pattern derived from the mixolydian mode is a great way to get started using the scale quickly. This hourglass shape fits neatly inside the pentatonic box so its a quick way to start to mixing it with your favorite pentatonic blues licks. Also learn how to easily adjust this pattern to play over a complete 12 bar blues.

4 Simple, Tasty Larry Carlton Slow Blues Licks

Skill Level:

 Intermediate/

Summary:

Larry Carlton is without a doubt one of the tastiest players on the planet.

 

Learn 4 very easy, yet beautiful slow blues licks from the legend.

3 Albert "Iceman" Collins Licks from Nearly the North Pole!

Skill Level:

 Intermediate

Summary:

Learn 3 great licks from the legendary bluesman Albert Collins aka the "Iceman" filmed on location 500 miles from the North Pole!

This was an epic freezing fingers lessons, don't miss it!