Micro Lesson 167: "Key of B" Country-Rock Riff

Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 167"

This Micro Lesson works through a Country Rock lick in the key of "B." 

The lick operates in a "Boogie-Based" rhythm format which leans more on the major tonality side than the minor. Not entirely Blues-based, this lick still applies some of the Blues effects like the lowered 7th degree. But the structure of the harmony does not go as far as to influence the color of the Mixolydian Mode. 

A major and a minor 3rd degree appears multiple times across the lick and this highlights the Blues effect of the line and adds to the Country-rock direction. 

In measure one, we find a bend starting things off. This bend applies a major 3rd to a minor 3rd color. "B Major" Pentatonic appears across measures one, two and three. 

Further use of the Minor and Major 3rd wraps up the final measure. The fingering and technique overall is not difficult, and the speed is moderate making this a manageable lick to develop. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 167: "Key of B" Country-Rock Riff


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