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November 24, 2010

New Blues Lesson - Bar Blues - 24 Great Blues Licks!

Are you an beginner to intermediate blues guitar player who knows some scales, but have problems playing leads that sound good? Perhaps not sure when to play what, in a blues progression? Or just want to learn some really good blues licks that you can use over a blues tune?

In that case, what I have been working hard on for a long time now might be just the ticket. I have just released my most thorough guitar lesson I've ever made so far. This lesson will teach you 24 blues licks, straight from my own personal stack, so to speak. Not only will you learn licks, but you will also learn how to play a classy sounding blues guitar rhythm - great sounding chord inversions you can reuse in many blues tunes.

I named the lesson Bar Blues 1, and the Bar part has to do with the fact that each lick spans exactly 2 bars in length. Hence, you will learn 4 licks over bars 1-2, another 4 licks of bars 3-4, yet 4 more licks over bars 5-6, etc. This way, you end up with several licks that sound particularly good over certain sections of a 12 bar blues progression. The licks played over the IV chord sound quite different from those played over the I chord, or the V chord. The first 4 licks are played over a quick-change (I chord + IV chord) and those were also created specifically with this in mind.

This project has taken me a long, long time to complete. I am happy as well as exhausted to have finished it now! Now, it's up to you to decide how well it turned out. So far, the response has been very good. I must admit I am content with the final outcome.

I truly believe this lesson will be very helpful for blues guitar players who want to be able to play lead blues guitar, without worrying about scales, pentatonic boxes and such approaches. Instead, just learn from a bunch of good licks that can be put to use immediately, because you will learn where in the progression you should play them.

Oh one more thing, the other reason I called it Bar Blues 1 is that I plan on making another lesson called Bar Blues 2... except it will be a very different tune, and the licks will be completely different as well, naturally. I find this method works well for learning, as well as for creating the lesson, since it is very structured.

If what I've been talking about interests you at all, have a look! Here is a preview of the lesson.

You can find the complete lesson here.

By Robert Renman - www.dolphinstreet.com

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Posted by Robert Renman on November 24, 2010

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