6 Blues Americana Guitar Licks You MUST Know

6 Blues Americana Guitar Licks You MUST Know

These blues Americana guitar licks are from Mike Zito’s 30 Blues Americana Licks You MUST Knowcourse which infuses the styles of Country, Blues, and Rock’n’Roll to bring you some classic Americana licks.

Blues Americana Lick #2: Queen of Spades

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Another Classic Robert Johnson lick and turnaround from the song “Little Queen of Spades.”

Blues Americana Lick #5: Cannonball Travis

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This is a Travis picking based lick on the tune “Cannonball Rag.” Using some hybrid picking and open strings, we’ll get a cool banjo type effect.

Blues Americana Lick #7: Roy the Hammer

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Roy Clark is one of the greatest guitarists ever! We’ll use hammer-ons and picking to play over all of the changes and get his sound out of this lick.

Blues Americana Lick #14: How Blue Can You?

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We’ll be in the key of C here, working out some more BB King style licks. By using bends, we’ll take our time to create a vibe and draw out all of the emotion from the lick.

Blues Americana Lick #18: Rock Me

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Rock Me! Here I’ll show you some cool bends with double stops and vibrato a la Johnny Winter. This is an aggressive lick that makes a statement. Blues is all about attitude and vibe, and with this lick you can stand your ground!

Blues Americana Lick #29: Attention Americana

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Attention Americana – this is some fun stuff for you. Sometimes you need to just get the audience to stop drinking and listen! This is a really fun, fast lick that will get you the attention you deserve!

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