Watch the Smooth G online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Sweet Blues Licks You MUST Know
"Smooth G" is a lick in the style of my friend Robben Ford. Yup, I name dropped. Robben's impact on modern blues is immense, his impact on me as a player has been huge as well. What I love about his playing the most is how smooth he is. This lick is similar to something he'd play along with those tricky position changes.
At the heart of it, we're really just outlining a G7 chord, all the rest of the notes are just "filler" in a way. That's the way I look at much of my soloing, and I know Robben does as well: We know the chord and we play around it.