As you can probably tell by now due to this being my third video about him, Robben Ford is one of my favourite guitarists. This week we’re looking at his more traditional blues style. Here’s a breakdown about what’s going on:
This Mixolydian lick starts with a short pick-up phrase before going up the Bb7 arpeggio. Over the Eb7, you can see the Bb Minor Pentatonic Scale before resolving to the final D, the 3rd of Bb7.
This part starts with a bending flurry, then it’s down the Bb Minor Pentatonic Scale over the Eb9, this time ending on the Db, the 7th of the Eb7. The lick finally ends with an Eb Minor Pentatonic phrase that resolves on to the Bb7.
Going from the V chord to the last two bars, here we have a pick-up into the bends on the F9, followed by a Bb Blues Scale in triplets played over the Eb9.
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!