3 Sophisticated Melodic Blues Licks Part 2


This is a continuation of last week’s lesson. Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on:

Lick 1

This phrase shows that you only need to add a ‘fragment’ of an Arpeggio for it to sound effective. The ‘hard’ driving blues feel at the start is contrasted by the F triad-based, melodic second bar, although the lick returns to a more comfortable traditional blues feel at the end.

Lick 2

Here we’re using three octaves of an F Arpeggio, leading into a bluesy section based around the G Major Pentatonic Scale. The last bar follows the chords using a C Major Arpeggio pattern, then finishes with a C# Diminished Arpeggio and a single F over the final D minor chord.

Lick 3

This lick begins with a D Minor Triad, then becomes more experimental during the second bar. The final Bb and C chords use the corresponding Major Scales.

As always, below the YouTube video you’ll find the backing track to play along with, and below that, the tablature. Aren’t I nice?!

Feel free to ask questions or just share your thoughts in the comments!

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3 Sophisticated Melodic Blues Licks Part 2

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