Watch the Big Anticipation online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from 30 Beginner Fingerstyle Blues Licks You MUST Know

With this lick, we check out how it sounds to anticipate the return to the I chord by almost a full measure. In measure 2, while you're still playing an A in the bass, the lick on top is already spelling out a descending E blues lick. As a result, when the thumb finally does go to the E bass in measure 3, it feels particularly satisfying because you ear's been waiting for that E lick on top to resolve for a whole measure.