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Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Rev up your blues guitar licks with this Blues Learning Path core course.
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Overview

Welcome to Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary for late intermediate to advanced students of blues guitar. This Blues Learning Path core course is presented by 11 top TrueFire educators: Robben Ford, Jeff McErlain, Corey Congilio, Jeff Scheetz, Matt Brandt, Steve Trovato, Mike Zito, Tom Wolfe, Anthony Stauffer, Andy Aledort and Richard Von Bergen. The Advanced Lick Vocabulary curriculum is comprised of select blues guitar lessons from the educators' existing TrueFire course libraries.

As your technical skills advance, you'll be able to call on a more sophisticated vocabulary in your solos and improvisations. The vocabulary in this advanced core course is designed to stimulate you creatively and further advance your skills with challenging right and left-hand techniques. Learn these licks as presented and then use the ideas and technical approaches to craft your own vocabulary.

Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary is organized into 4 sections. In the first section, you'll work on essential licks. In Section 2 you will dig into the smokin' Texas and SRV style. In section 3 you'll look at concepts like using different scales to build your licks, and then in section 4 you will Step up Your licks to another level.

The educators demonstrate all of the key examples over jam tracks (where and when applicable) to simulate a real-world application, in a musical context. Key examples are also tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. Take as much time as you need to work through each video guitar lesson before moving on to the next lesson. If you want to dig deeper or wider into any of the topics covered in this core course, check out the rest of the courses in the Blues Learning Path where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators. Grab your guitar and let's get started!

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Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary - Introduction

01: Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary - Introduction

Welcome to Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary for late intermediate to advanced students of blues guitar. This Blues Learning Path core course is presented by 11 top TrueFire educators: Robben Ford, Jeff McErlain, Corey Congilio, Jeff Scheetz, Matt Brandt, Steve Trovato, Mike Zito, Tom Wolfe, Anthony Stauffer, Andy Aledort and Richard Von Bergen.

2 min
Essential Licks - SECTION 1: Overview

02: Essential Licks - SECTION 1: Overview

In this section you'll learn essential licks from players like B.B. King, Freddie King and Robben Ford. It is important to get a wide variety of licks down to make sure your technique can handle anything in a soloing situation. TIP! More advanced licks usually have one of two things, if not both that make them more difficult. Speed and number of notes, and harmonic structure.

1 min
Eric's Turn - Lick 2

03: Eric's Turn - Lick 2

Eric's Turn - Lick 2 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know. It may be one of the most overplayed songs on classic rock radio but I highly suggest you give Cream's take on Robert Johnson's "Crossroads" a closer listen, again! It is an encyclopedia of Brit blues/rock vocabulary not to mention Clapton at his fiery best.

2 min
Chicago Flurry - Lick 13

04: Chicago Flurry - Lick 13

Chicago Flurry - Lick 13 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know. One of the many things I love about the blues is how different the Delta stuff sounds from the Chicago. As a player it is important to get familiar with as many of the locals as you can so you can draw on them when needed.

2 min
Love the Overtones - Lick 30

05: Love the Overtones - Lick 30

Love the Overtones - Lick 30 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Blues Guitar Licks You MUST Know. The term overtone generally refers to a specific set of frequency components that appear above a musical tone. Got that? A note without overtones sounds like a beep you hear in a hearing test or a test pattern on a TV. Not very pleasant.

2 min
Combi Extended Standard - Lick 3

06: Combi Extended Standard - Lick 3

Combi Extended Standard - Lick 3 is a video guitar lesson presented by Matthieu Brandt and is sourced from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know. In jump blues you combine the best of both worlds; the roughness of the blues scale and the mellow notes of the mixolydian scale.

4 min
Charlie's Arps - Lick 23

07: Charlie's Arps - Lick 23

Charlie's Arps - Lick 23 is a video guitar lesson presented by Matthieu Brandt and is sourced from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know. Charlie Christian was one of the founding fathers of swing guitar. In this lick we'll zoom in on one of his deceptively simple soloing approaches, use the chord shapes on the fret board as the structure for your licks and play the notes arpeggio-style.

3 min
BB is King - Lick 42

08: BB is King - Lick 42

BB is King - Lick 42 is a video guitar lesson presented by Richard Van Bergen and is sourced from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know. For the next few licks we dig into the style of the phenomenal B.B. King.

3 min
Switching Positions - Lick 38

09: Switching Positions - Lick 38

Switching Positions - Lick 38 is a video guitar lesson presented by Richard Van Bergen and is sourced from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know. When you play the blues there are several playing positions to choose from. Some solos are built on just one of them, which can be great! This lick shows an interesting way to connect two playing positions.

3 min
Freddie Thrills Me - Lick 39

10: Freddie Thrills Me - Lick 39

Freddie Thrills Me - Lick 39 is a video guitar lesson presented by Richard Van Bergen and is sourced from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know. This lick is in the style of Freddie King aka the Texas Cannonball. Freddie had a huge influence on upcoming blues guitarists in the 60's and 70's.

3 min
Push Pin - Lick #10

11: Push Pin - Lick #10

Push Pin - Lick #10 is a video guitar lesson presented by Steve Trovato and is sourced from 50 Voodoo Blues Licks You MUST Know. When it comes to great licks, SRV is a key player. Here is a rhythm based lick that uses double and triple stops.

4 min
Chromatic Schematic - Lick #16

12: Chromatic Schematic - Lick #16

Chromatic Schematic - Lick #16 is a video guitar lesson presented by Steve Trovato and is sourced from 50 Voodoo Blues Licks You MUST Know. This chromatic blues rock lick sounds great in any setting. Start with a phrase and work up the neck chromatically from the 5th to the 12th position.

3 min
D.G.'s Boogie - Lick #20

13: D.G.'s Boogie - Lick #20

D.G.'s Boogie - Lick #20 is a video guitar lesson presented by Steve Trovato and is sourced from 50 Voodoo Blues Licks You MUST Know. Here's a favorite of mine. The lick is in the style of Danny Gatton. Everything about it is unique. Use your pick on the fourth string and a middle-and-ring finger combination for the double stops.

3 min
Robben Hood - Lick #40

14: Robben Hood - Lick #40

Robben Hood - Lick #40 is a video guitar lesson presented by Steve Trovato and is sourced from 50 Voodoo Blues Licks You MUST Know. Robben Ford is known for bringing a jazz element into blues. This lick is in his style and is built using the Lydian dominant scale.

4 min
Roy The Hammer - Lick 7

15: Roy The Hammer - Lick 7

Roy The Hammer - Lick 7 is a video guitar lesson presented by Mike Zito and is sourced from 30 Blues Americana Licks You MUST Know. Roy Clark is one of the greatest guitarists ever! We'll use hammer-ons and picking to play over all of the changes and get his sound out of this lick.

5 min
Rock Me - Lick 18

16: Rock Me - Lick 18

Rock Me - Lick 18 is a video guitar lesson presented by Mike Zito and is sourced from 30 Blues Americana Licks You MUST Know. Rock Me! Here I'll show you some cool bends with double stops and vibrato a la Johnny Winter. This is an aggressive lick that makes a statement. Blues is all about attitude and vibe, and with this lick you can stand your ground!

4 min
Chicken Lee Pickin' - Lick 24

17: Chicken Lee Pickin' - Lick 24

Chicken Lee Pickin' - Lick 24 is a video guitar lesson presented by Mike Zito and is sourced from 30 Blues Americana Licks You MUST Know. You gotta have some chicken pickin'! Bends and fast picking will add a little humour and fun to your guitar playing. Nothing is better than pulling this one out and slapping the audience in the face.

3 min
Don't Hold Back - Lick 30

18: Don't Hold Back - Lick 30

Don't Hold Back - Lick 30 is a video guitar lesson presented by Mike Zito and is sourced from 30 Blues Americana Licks You MUST Know. Don't Hold Back! We spend a lot of time trying to get it right. We take our time and learn the licks to create a vibe and be classy. But don't stop being a kid and having fun.

3 min
Texas and SRV - SECTION 2: Overview

19: Texas and SRV - SECTION 2: Overview

This section is not for the faint of heart! These licks are Texas blues at it's finest. The SRV licks will challenge you, but when you can pull a few of these out at the jam, I guarantee you will feel like it was worth all the practice time you put in getting them down!

1 min
Long Way From Slow - Lick #20

20: Long Way From Slow - Lick #20

Long Way From Slow - Lick #20 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Texas Blues Licks You MUST Know. We could probably makea series with 50 Stevie Ray Vaughan licks. Since we're not doing that, I've only included somehighlights of the master of the stratocaster.

3 min
Shuffle Over The Cliff - Lick #31

21: Shuffle Over The Cliff - Lick #31

Shuffle Over The Cliff - Lick #31 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Texas Blues Licks You MUST Know. EJ likes to use fast16th note triplet phrases. I've taken a lick with some triplets and made a blues lick in E minorpentatonic. Notice the b5 note on the 6th fret.

3 min
Turn Around And Sting - Lick #39

22: Turn Around And Sting - Lick #39

Turn Around And Sting - Lick #39 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Texas Blues Licks You MUST Know. I grabbed thisturnaround from Stevie Ray Vaughan's recording of Honey Bee. This again is classic SRV and noticehow he outlines each chord.

4 min
E Flat Tuning - Overview

23: E Flat Tuning - Overview

E Flat Tuning - Overview is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. This course is taught in E tuning. This was Stevie's tuning of choice, and if you want to study his music, you'll have to become adept at tuning down.

1 min
Mocamboxes - Lick 13

24: Mocamboxes - Lick 13

Mocamboxes - Lick 13 is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. In this segment we're going to borrow from the El Mocambo performance of Texas Flood. One of my favorite licks from that performance occurs in the second chorus of the opening solo. We'll be learning a slightly modified version of that lick.

4 min
Threes - Lick 18

25: Threes - Lick 18

Threes - Lick 18 is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. In this next section we're going to focus on the song Pride And Joy. The tempo of this song is not great for playing extremely fast licks, so most of our difficulty comes in choosing licks with intricate picking.

5 min
Speed Bag - Lick 24

26: Speed Bag - Lick 24

Speed Bag - Lick 24 is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. The primary focus of this lick is the repeating 3-note lick played on the E and the B strings in Box 1. We're going to be playing it in counter-clockwise motion, making it impossible to rely on hammer-ons to get the correct sound.

5 min
Floor It - Lick 38

27: Floor It - Lick 38

Floor It - Lick 38 is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. The past few segments focused on licks that had pretty complicate picking, but did not require a lot of speed. We'll start this lick in a similar way, but we'll end with some 16th note triplets.

5 min
Top To Bottom - Lick 46

28: Top To Bottom - Lick 46

Top To Bottom - Lick 46 is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. Now we're going combine the things that we learned in the Texas Flood licks with the things we've learned in this section. We are going to hit every part of Box 1, moving from top to bottom, and back again.

4 min
Icarus - Lick 50

29: Icarus - Lick 50

Icarus - Lick 50 is a video guitar lesson presented by Anthony Stauffer and is sourced from 50 Monster SRV Licks You Must Know. For our last lick in this section we're going to start on the low strings of Box 1, gradually ascend into Box 2, slide into Box 3, then slide again into Box 4. Finally we'll slide all the way to the top of the octave before descending back into Box 1 with a series of hammer-ons and slides.

4 min
Illustrated Fury - Lick #27

30: Illustrated Fury - Lick #27

Illustrated Fury - Lick #27 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Texas Blues Licks You MUST Know. Winter liked to bendand overbend. I say overbend because this lick highlights a bend on the 14th fret that is a one anda half step bend. This kind of lick will really start to move you in a newdirection and will help you begin to jump around the pentatonic scale.

5 min
Concepts and Insight - SECTION 3: Overview

31: Concepts and Insight - SECTION 3: Overview

In this section you will take a look at scale options for playing the blues. We often think of just the minor pentatonic, but here you will also work on the Composite blues scale, the Dominant blues scale, and even the half-whole diminished. Knowing these will let you add some different flavor to your licks.

1 min
Composite Blues Scale - Concept 6

32: Composite Blues Scale - Concept 6

Composite Blues Scale - Concept 6 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from Blues Guitar Survival Guide - Lead. The composite blues scale is basically a mixture of both the major and minor blues scales. This scale is really the holy grail for us blues players. It allows us to navigate some tricky waters. Lets look at how it works over A7.

7 min
Dominant Pentatonic Scale - Concept 7

33: Dominant Pentatonic Scale - Concept 7

Dominant Pentatonic Scale - Concept 7 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from Blues Guitar Survival Guide - Lead. The Dominant pentatonic scale is a very cool scale to dive into the mixolyidan scale painlessly. The scale is basically an minor pentatonic scale with a raised 3rd giving us R 3 4 5 b7.

3 min
Minor Pentatonic with 6th - Concept 8

34: Minor Pentatonic with 6th - Concept 8

Minor Pentatonic with 6th - Concept 8 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from Blues Guitar Survival Guide - Lead. Here is another interesting pentatonic scale that I learned from a Robben Ford video years ago and it really stuck with me. In this case we are replacing the b7 of the minor pentatonic scale with the natural 6th.

3 min
Lick Vocabulary 18 - Key of G Extended Position

35: Lick Vocabulary 18 - Key of G Extended Position

Lick Vocabulary 18 - Key of G Extended Position is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from Progressive Blues Power. One of my favorite things about playing in G is it allows one to start phrases very low on the neck before moving higher and higher on the board to create contrast. The scales illustrated here move between first and eighth position.

2 min
Lick Vocabulary 19 - Key of G 3rd Position (Std Box)

36: Lick Vocabulary 19 - Key of G 3rd Position (Std Box)

Lick Vocabulary 19 - Key of G 3rd Position (Std Box) is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from Progressive Blues Power. Though used less frequently, the 5th and 6th positions of G minor pentatonic and the G blues scale shown here work great both on their own and as a connecting piece between higher and lower positions. The many licks shown here offer testament to this fact.

4 min
Lick Vocabulary 20 - Key of G 5th & 6th Position

37: Lick Vocabulary 20 - Key of G 5th & 6th Position

Lick Vocabulary 20 - Key of G 5th & 6th Position is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from Progressive Blues Power. Like every key we've covered so far, the standard box positions for G minor pentatonic and the G blues scale are essential learning. The licks that follow will surely expand your lick vocabulary, and use them as a jumping off point to the formulation of your own licks and phrases.

2 min
Ultimate Rolling Lick - Concept 14

38: Ultimate Rolling Lick - Concept 14

Ultimate Rolling Lick - Concept 14 is a video guitar lesson presented by Mike Zito and is sourced from Blues Americana. Okay, this is just for sheer fun here. This is an almost "Van Halen Country" lick to me. Kind of out sounding but very cool. It can be just be for effect, but also can be musical if used to grab some attention and push into the next dramatic part of your solo.

7 min
GoTo Licks: A Half-Whole Diminished

39: GoTo Licks: A Half-Whole Diminished "Fordesque" Lick - Examples

GoTo Licks: A Half-Whole Diminished "Fordesque" Lick - Examples is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff Scheetz and is sourced from Blues Jam Survival Guide. The half whole diminished scale is one that is not used all the time, but when used sparingly it can really stand out and give you a Robben Ford feel to some licks.

2 min
Open String Licks - Workshop: Demo

40: Open String Licks - Workshop: Demo

Open String Licks - Workshop: Demo is a video guitar lesson presented by Robben Ford and is sourced from Blues Revolution. Some tasty open-string lickage from Robben, generously presented in his live workshop and included here as bonus footage.

4 min
Step Up Your Licks - SECTION 4: Overview

41: Step Up Your Licks - SECTION 4: Overview

The licks in this section will take you farther and faster! Farther as in a bit more outside, and a few more notes added to your licks. Faster is well, just faster! You might find these licks difficult, but the techniques you will have under your belt by the time you get them all down will help take your playing to a whole new level.

1 min
Blue Six - Lick 5

42: Blue Six - Lick 5

Blue Six - Lick 5 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know. This lick combines both the major 3rd and the blue 3rd demonstrating the interchangeability of the two tones in the blues solo. The 3rd when played below the root is a 6th below and gives a rich interval, that is punchy in a melody.

3 min
Major Pentatonic Blues - Lick 11

43: Major Pentatonic Blues - Lick 11

Major Pentatonic Blues - Lick 11 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know. The blues scale is very close to the minor pentatonic scale, with the exception of the flatted-5th, they are identical. The major pentatonic scale is a five-note scale emphasizing the major 3rd and the 6th of the scale, rather than the flatted-7th.

3 min
Total Blues Immersion - Lick 22

44: Total Blues Immersion - Lick 22

Total Blues Immersion - Lick 22 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know. This phrase takes the blues to a very basic level. Emphasizing the flatted-3rd and the blues triplets. This totally ends on a very bluesy phrase. Immersed in the blues stylings of Wes Montgomery.

4 min
A Notey Lick - Lick 27

45: A Notey Lick - Lick 27

A Notey Lick - Lick 27 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know. Most of the licks we have discussed to this point have emphasized the first 4 bars of the blues. This lick does the same, but has a very bebop, notey approach.

4 min
Flexible Diminished - Lick 42

46: Flexible Diminished - Lick 42

Flexible Diminished - Lick 42 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know. This lick also includes side-stepping to start, but then uses the diminished chord as a passing dominant chord. Wes Montgomery used the diminished voicing constantly in his solos.

4 min
Parker Middle Four - Lick 48

47: Parker Middle Four - Lick 48

Parker Middle Four - Lick 48 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know. The middle 4 bars of the Parker blues is also challenging to play. Rather than a dominant chord for the IV chord, it is a major 7th chord and then there is a half-step walk-down of ii-V's that can be tough to navigate.

4 min
Greasy Fingers - Lick 4

48: Greasy Fingers - Lick 4

Greasy Fingers - Lick 4 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know. I love this kind of lick, one of those licks that makes you make that "something smells in here" face. I often associate this sound with guys like Eric Johnson and David Grissom.

4 min
Funk It - Lick 11

49: Funk It - Lick 11

Funk It - Lick 11 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know. Here is more stuff I learned from James Brown, here I am mixing some cool chord stabs and popcorn picking.

6 min
Little Feet - Lick 16

50: Little Feet - Lick 16

Little Feet - Lick 16 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know. Melodic patterns should be a part of every players vocabulary, they help to get to know the fingerboard, make great exercises, and are used in playing all the time.

4 min
Hopping Around - Lick 25

51: Hopping Around - Lick 25

Hopping Around - Lick 25 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know. Open strings are a great springboard to get around the guitar. Country players know this well.

2 min
Dim Sum - Lick 32

52: Dim Sum - Lick 32

Dim Sum - Lick 32 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know. Here is a classic way to use a diminished scale in a blues. I begin the scale in bar 4 of the blues to create an altered I7 chord, I then resolve it to the IV chord on bar 5.

3 min
Sco'in - Lick 36

53: Sco'in - Lick 36

Sco'in - Lick 36 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know. I love John Scofield, his career is the stuff of guitar players dreams. From starting off with Miles Davis to a great solo career to playing with every living legend you can imagine, he is one of the best and most original guitar players around.

4 min
My First Arpeggio - Lick #8

54: My First Arpeggio - Lick #8

My First Arpeggio - Lick #8 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. I first heard Warren Haynes when he joined the Allman Brothers Band and debuted on the album Seven Turns. In my opinion there was no better choice to share the stage with Dickey Betts.

5 min
A Little Morse - Lick #18

55: A Little Morse - Lick #18

A Little Morse - Lick #18 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Here's another Steve Morse lick that will work in a variety of contexts. This lick is from the song Cruise Missile. Don't be alarmed by the speed. It's fast but, what I want you to do is slow it down and try it over some different song feels.

3 min
New Frontier - Lick #39

56: New Frontier - Lick #39

New Frontier - Lick #39 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. The possibilities are truly endless for pentatonic playing. Let's take another look at how Warren Haynes approaches the pentatonic scale with this lick.

3 min
If I Had a Hammer-on - Lick #4

57: If I Had a Hammer-on - Lick #4

If I Had a Hammer-on - Lick #4 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Jimmy Herring has amassed quite a resume since forming Aquarium Rescue Unit it 1989. Herring is the lead guitarist for Widespread Panic and has played with everyone from The Allman Bros Band to The Dead.

6 min
Morsel - Lick #6

58: Morsel - Lick #6

Morsel - Lick #6 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Steve Morse's name may not be the first to come up in the blues discussion. However, we know that rock comes from blues and Morse is one of the best progressive rock players of all time.

5 min
What I Meant - Lick #7

59: What I Meant - Lick #7

What I Meant - Lick #7 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. One can't talk about players who've advanced the blues and not bring up Jeff Beck's name. Jeff Beck started his career playing in the Yardbirds. As you may know, Beck hails from England where there is a deep respect for the blues.

5 min
Doyle's Doubles - Lick #15

60: Doyle's Doubles - Lick #15

Doyle's Doubles - Lick #15 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. I've been a fan of Doyle Bramhall II for a long time. His father is a Texas music icon and has written many of Stevie Ray Vaughan's classic tunes.

6 min
Slides And Sixths - Lick #16

61: Slides And Sixths - Lick #16

Slides And Sixths - Lick #16 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Let's stick with the rhythmic/double stop stuff. Here's another Scott Henderson lick that works well throught the first 8 bars of a 12 bar blues.

5 min
Major Herring - Lick #20

62: Major Herring - Lick #20

Major Herring - Lick #20 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Let's round out the first 20 licks with another wild lick from Jimmy Herring. This lick is in Bb and combines major scale runs and pentatonic sounds.

5 min
Freed'em - Lick #22

63: Freed'em - Lick #22

Freed'em - Lick #22 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. This is part 2 of lick #21. Audley plays these licks back to back in his solo in Peace Pipe. A recurring theme in this course will be the use of 16th note triplets.

5 min
Yes Please - Lick #23

64: Yes Please - Lick #23

Yes Please - Lick #23 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. I got this lick from Audley Freed in the tune Pretty As You Please from the Cry Of Love record Brother. When you hone in on a player, you'll notice some repetition.

5 min
My Two Cents - Lick #50

65: My Two Cents - Lick #50

My Two Cents - Lick #50 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Here we are. Welcome to lick #50. I call this My Two Cents because I wanted to toss a lick in the course that was an example of my style and show how some of these great players have rubbed off on me.

4 min
Rich Man, Poor Man - Lick #47

66: Rich Man, Poor Man - Lick #47

Rich Man, Poor Man - Lick #47 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know. Once again we find ourselves moving through a familiar scale but in a not so familiar way. That's one of the benefits of checking out these great players.

3 min
Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary - Conclusion

67: Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary - Conclusion

Congratulations on completing this core course in your learning path! If you want to dig deeper or wider into the topics covered in this course, check out the recommended supplementary courses where you'll find more examples, techniques and insight from top TrueFire educators. Practice smart. Play hard!

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