Take any ten of your favorite blues-rock players and you’ll likely find that while they all have their own distinctive sound and vibe, they also all share a few common qualities; solid rhythm work, tasty solos, and a big bag of head-turning licks to punctuate their improvisations with. You can never have too many of these head-turners at your command, which is why you’ll get a lot of mileage out Jeff McErlain’s 30 Smokin’ Blues Rock Licks You MUST Know!
”All of the great guitar players will spice up their solos with some faster, flashier licks to grab the listener’s attention. Having a collection of these smokin’ licks in your bag is an essential element of your vocabulary, which is why I’ve pulled together this collection of 30 Smokin’ Blues Rock Licks You MUST Know. They range across a variety of keys, tempos and varying degrees of difficulty.”
These 30 licks will keep you busy in the shed for a while but each of them is a gem that you’ll be able to call on anytime for maximum impact.
For example, Jeff will show you a killer blues lick using a laid back triplet feel, a full-on smokin’ repeated lick using the E-minor blues scale, and a rockin’ string-skipping blues lick just to kick things off.
You’ll also learn a rippin’ descending pentatonic pattern over a shuffle groove, a slick bendy lick with a flashy slide at the end, a heavy double-stop lick played in two octaves, and a smooth minor pentatonic lick that incorporates some rapid pull offs.
Then there’s the rapid-fire open string pentatonic lick, a twisted blues lick in G, and Jeff will even show you how to use the vibrato bar for some ear catching, quantized pitch bending. And that’s only 10 of the 30 priceless licks you’ll take away from the collection.
Jeff demonstrates all of the licks over rhythm tracks and then breaks them down note-by-note emphasizing the techniques you’ll need to get a grip on to play them correctly.
All of the licks are tabbed and notated for your practice, reference and study purposes. You’ll also get Guitar Pro files so that you can play, loop and/or slow down the tab and notation as you work through the lessons. Plus, Jeff generously includes all of the rhythm tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s get smokin' with Jeff Mcerlain!