11 October 2007

Blues Lick #6: D chord

Today's lick fits snugly over a D chord. It can be played on the I chord of a blues in D or on the IV chord of a blues in A. Here's the lick:


e----------------------------
B--7-------------------------
G-----9--9p7-----7~~~~~~~~~~-
D-------------9--------------
A----------------------------
E----------------------------

The lick uses notes from the D major pentatonic scale. It finishes on the root D note and, as usual, you can emphasise this one with some vibrato.

This lick makes a great follow-up to this D chord lick. It really makes the D chord of the harmony. Using notes from the pentatonic major is a good way to support the chord being played.

Major pentatonic licks over the IV or I chord in a blues progression will really bring your sound to life.

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