Monday, August 9, 2010

Blues Guitar Solo in G - Lick #1

The next few guitar licks will be put together to form a basic blues guitar solo in G. The backing track is from Pete Anderson called "Talking My Baby Down". It is one of his contributions to the blues guitar backing tracks for the King of The Blues Competition. Used with permission. You can download the backing track and chord progression here: To hear some of Pete's great blues guitar playing check out his website: Thanks to Pete for letting me use this great track.

So our guitar lick today is meant to be played over the first four bars in this 12 bar blues. In this case the chord is a G6. The guitar lick is played with pick and fingers and  starts off with the G note played on the high E string is held down while the pinky slides from the C to Db ( the blues note - flat fifth). Then there is a repeating lick played within the notes of the G Minor Pentatonic Scale.