Micro Lesson 131: "Key of A" Country-Blues Lick

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 131"

This Micro Lesson takes a look at how to play through a fun sounding country-blues lick in the key of "A." 

The lick applies several really nice Hammer-on, double-stop and Bending ideas. In measure one find some we pick-up notes rolling into a full-step bend on a third string "B." Double-stops enter right away pushing the groove of the part into the next measure. 

A fourth string bend pulls in an "A" open string in the next phrase. Some nice classic country-blues sounds happen next to wrap-up the lick and really highlight the sound of the "A7," chord. 

All in all the double-stops in the final measure can be best performed using "Hybrid-Picking." However, if a flat-pick is used, I would suggest entering into the final lick idea with an up-stroke, just to keep a more balanced sound for the dynamics in that measure. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 131: "Key of A" Country-Blues Lick


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