Watch the If You Be online guitar lesson by TrueFire from 30 Super Easy Blues Licks

If You Be - Lick 3 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from 30 Sweet Blues Licks You MUST Know.


Man, I love old Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green. I've learned so much from him and his playing. The song "If You Be My Baby" was particularly eye opening for me. The song has a very strong main melody that plays against the horn line. The song is a D major blues and the melody is a textbook Peter Green approach of mixing both the major and minor pentatonic scales. Green often avoided the flatted 7th when soloing in favor of the natural 6th found in the major pentatonic scale. This definitely adds a "sweeter" sound than what we'll hear a lot of in this course. This song can be found on the excellent Mr. Wonderful record released in 1968, a must have!