Watch the SECTION 5: Lick Studies online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Beginner Blues-Rock Soloing

In this section, I'll show you 10 basic licks that utilize the techniques we have covered in the previous sections. Learning licks is important for many reasons besides obviously giving you something to play.

Licks help you to understand the instrument better, develop technique, give you a foundation from which to develop your own ideas, and help you test out a guitar in a music store! Take your time and go through all 10 of these. Then move them to different keys and positions on the neck.