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In this 5th blues lick lesson, I show you how to play this jump blues lick in the key of the C scale. This lick uses some interesting concepts, like the use of the major 3d, grace notes, and a reverse sweep (or rake).
C minor vs. major pentatonic
This is mostly a C major pentatonic blues lick that is used on the I-chord. The lick has a triplet feel and is played mostly in the 8th position on the guitar neck. In the figure below, you can see the major & minor pentatonic (in the 8th position) next to each other as a comparison (R=root). Look specifically at the major 3d because this is a recurring theme in this blues lick.
Practice this lick slowly first, then with the jam track on my channel. The lick is also easily transposable to other major blues songs, so I hope you’ll get some mileage out of this one.
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