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Watch the Alvin!!! online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Smokin' Blues-Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Lick 1 is called "Alvin!!!", inspired by one of my earliest guitar heroes, Alvin Lee from the band Ten Years After. My first introduction to him, like most people I think, was from the Woodstock concert and the song "Goin' Home". He actually repeats this lick and number of times in that song, and it's a common theme in much of his soloing. I played fairly slowly here, but try it over a faster groove and it sounds just as cool. Notice how it's the same lick melodically just in different octaves. Definitely take a look at it in different keys.