Watch the EJ 6's online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Smokin' Blues-Rock Guitar Licks You MUST Know

Here's a classic Eric Johnson style lick of a minor pentatonic scale played in groups of descending sixes. What are sixes? That's when we play 6 notes on one beat, it feels like two groups of triplets on one beat, because it basically is! Like many other licks we've encountered, the pattern is actually pretty easy, just descending 6 notes down 3 strings. Then, we go back up a string and descend 6 notes down 3 strings and repeat.

The picking is the tough part, as once again there is some economy or sweep picking in there to make things extra difficult. Take your time and work through each 6 note grouping first, then the next, etc. It'll take some time to get this one together, believe me.