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BLUES

- Most players use more notes than just blues scale

SCALE:

5-8
4-5-6-7
5-7
5-6-7-8 -> 6 here mixes flat third and major third – bb king technique – he implements both 3rds
5-7-8
5-7-8

LICKS

- Double stop using string 2 nd 3. Fret string G at 6th fret and B at 5th fret and bend
downwards, playing Ta DAA Ta DAA (twice) and resolve to string D 7th fret.
o You can also slide form below into this dyad, without bending – Daa da da, Daa da
da, Daa da da
- T-bone bend
o Bend up 7th fret G string and bend back down then hammer on the 5th fret of the
same string and end on 7th fret D string. You only strum once. Add vibrato at the
end. You can play this slowly, or very quickly. You can stay up at the bent note and
add vibrato there.
 The best thing about this chord is that it allows you to finish on a note that
defines the chord that just started playing underneath. E.g. 7th fret of the D
string is the 1st note of the I chord. Landing on the 7th fret of G string gives us
1st note of the IV chord. And so on. We can land on major and minor 3rds
(minor third helps define IV chord) also. We can also move into transition
from here. We can land on 7 and that will draw the ear to the upcoming
chord change from I to IV.
 Precede the lick by multiple: gstring 7 bend up then B string 5. Taa da taa da
taa da and then play the lick above.
 More runs: start with one gstring 7 bend and b string 5, then go 8 5 on E and
8 5 on B, return to the lick above. You can also add 7th fret thin e string.
Create own runs, e.g. G7 bend, B5 E5. Change the signle bend to powerful
double bend – use 7th fret strings g and b.
- 7b 8e bend very slightly together (dyad) – ta daa ta daa - and resolve to a consonant dyad b5
e5.

- Another universal lick with possibility of ending on any note is in the second minor
pentatonic position – bend up and down 10th fret b string then hit 8 then end wherever, e.g.
9th fret g string. This is albert and bb king entry key. E.g. prolong the bend. Know which notes
are 3rd, 4th, 5th etc to end on.
- If you play minor blues, do nto use the major third note