When you listen to players like Peter Green, Eric Clapton, Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford and BB King, there’s a special and very distinctive “sweet” quality to their lines and every note seems to sit just perfectly over the prevailing chord changes. That sweet, bright major sounding quality is created by targeting the right notes - those sweet notes — at just the right time, often combining both major and minor pentatonic scales in the same lick.
Jeff McErlain’s 30 Sweet Blues Licks You Must Know will not only majorly stoke up your lick vocabulary, you’ll also learn how to target those sweet notes, and combine major and minor pentatonic scales, over major blues changes.
”What's a sweet blues lick? In the context of this course, I'm referencing that warm, happier sound that we get from mixing the major and minor blues scales. The main “sweet blues” guy for me is BB King! But of course, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Jimi Hendrix, Mick Taylor, and Robben Ford are some of the other masters of that “sweet blues” sound. The licks in this course are not presented in any particular order, so please feel free to dive in anywhere you like. Learn the licks as I’ve written them and then make them your own!”
Jeff will show you soulful intros, how to mix major and minor scales for great turnarounds, rocking double-stops, classic southern rock licks, sweet sounding jazzy lines, how to superimpose a diminished 7th arpeggio over a IV chord, how to outline the changes on classic blues turnarounds, how to add the fourth to your major pentatonic line for a sweet sophisticated sound, and dozens of other very versatile “sweet” blues licks.
For each of the 30 sweet blues licks featured in this course, Jeff will first perform the lick over a jam track, and then break it down for you note-by-note emphasizing the essential techniques and harmonic concepts in play.
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 backing tracks for you to work with on your own.
Grab your guitar and let’s sweeten up our blues vocabulary with Jeff McErlain!