6 licks may not sound like a lot, but you see I’m playing these licks over 2 completely different tracks. The harmonica will let you play in the key of A (also an easy key for guitarists). Download. Pentatonic licks are a key characteristic of authentic-sounding blues. They need less air to resonate then the lower key harmonicas. Play around with each position & put your own individual stank on it. The A harmonica will let you play in the key of E (this is the easiest key for guitarists to play). Each solo is more or less centered around a particular position. 1 file(s) 174.56 KB. Blues in E is one of the most common keys to play in, so you can never have enough E blues licks. In this lesson we will take three different approaches to playing a blues solo in the key of E. Each solo will emphasize different techniques, however the framework will be the same: use of the minor pentatonic scale. They are practical and I use them a lot in my playing. Here are some practice positions for anyone that wants to learn the Blues Scale in the key of E. Each ( ) note lets you know you're playing the key/root note. In some ways, you are getting 2 lessons in one. One advanced and one intermediate. Refer to the scale sheet (pdf). Now build up a “Blues lick starter kit”, using the following licks and taking more from the songs discussed on this site. fresh tabs top tabs lessons submit videos subscribe share tweet This Version is just to help everyone with a couple licks they can use that sound great. Folsom Prison Blues (key of E) chords by Johnny Cash with chords drawings, easy version, 12 key variations and much more. Blues guitar chords can be any major chords used to play blues in any key, but some, like E and A, sound more bluesy than others. Bb harmonica In this video guitar lesson I’m going to show you a blues lick in E that uses some triplet pull-offs. Blues solo in the key of E, with some licks in the style of the great Josh Smith. As the E minor pentatonic (E G A B D) phrases in FIGURE 1A–B illustrate, blues licks are typically inflected with fret-hand pitch bends, fret-hand vibrato, and legato moves like hammer-ons and pull-offs. FIGURE 1, similar to a lick from that band’s “Got to Hurry,” follows a classic blues formula, orienting itself around a repeated base pitch (A), which alternates with higher notes that form a gradually ascending sequence (from C to E). They are great if you want to further develop your skills or if you want to fill up a 12-bar with nice licks great for anything you can think of. Start with playing around the corresponding notes, for example in the key of E: Remember that when you are playing a Blues solo, you still use the I-IV-V chord progression (or in general the chord progression of the song). Blues Guitar Solo #1 – Josh Smith Style. It’s always good to have plenty of blues guitar licks in the key of E in your arsenal. D harmonica. To get a good impression of how turnarounds are played listen to blues guitar players like B.B King, Albert King, … Guitar tabs (Free pdf) and video below. It is not only the basic structure for blues, but is also used extensively in rock, country, jazz and pop music. Blues turnarounds are played at the end of a section of a blues progression which then leads to the next section or the end of the song. Practice makes perfect! For the purist, most blues chords add 7ths, but 9ths and 13ths can be used as well. 6 Killer Blues Licks (Key of E) This time, I’ve created a fun lesson for you who want to learn killer blues licks. Clapton had already gone a long way toward mastering the blues by the time he joined the Yardbirds in 1963. The chord shape and guitar tuning plays a big part too. This is a higher harmonica and it will feel like it responds much quicker. 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