Watch the 30 Cutting Edge Blues Licks online guitar lesson by Jay-P from 30 Cutting-Edge Blues Licks You MUST Know
Hi, I'm Jay-P, Welcome to 30 Cutting Edge Blues Licks You MUST Know. When I play blues, I don't stick to just running up and down the blues box. I like to mix different styles into my playing. My solos are full of country style licks, a bit of jazz, rock, and funk. I like to challenge the listener a bit. I'm using a modern approach to playing blues, much like Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, Greg Koch, Carl Verheyen, Vince Gill, and Joe Bonamassa would do. This leads to using different scales, modes and concepts.
I've called these licks cutting edge for several reasons. All of them use one or more special elements, like an unconventional technique, an alternative voicing of a chord, an unusual use of fingers, large interval jumps, open strings, and creative use of chromatic runs. This selection of licks can be the bases for finding a new way to approach your blues soloing. Create your own original licks! As a bonus, I've added a few complete solos using these 30 cutting edge licks. All these licks come with tabs and backing tracks. Well, enough talk. Let's get busy!