3 October 2007

Blues Lick On E Chord #1

Today's lick is in E pentatonic major. You can use it on the E (V) chord in a blues in A or in an E blues. Here's the lick.


e----------------------------------------------------------
B-----7s9--------------------------------------------------
G--9-------11-(11)b13r11--11po9--9~~~~~~~~~~---------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------------------

The lick is in a commonly used position for major pentatonic scales. The first note is the root E. Follow this with a slide up to the 3rd that establishes the chord harmony.

The chord is emphasised again with a bend up to the major 3rd again on the 3rd string. You could also slide up to this note.

The lick is finished by a descent back to the root E note that you can let ring out with a good dose of vibrato for emphasis and fun.

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