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Watch the The Life of Riley online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 30 Sweet Blues Licks You MUST Know

Here's a classic old school shuffle blues in the style of BB King. I played through the whole 12 bars with something that can be seen as a melody or what a horn section may play. I'm outlining the changes very simply and leaving a lot of space. I love the horn sections on the old BB King records, and I find it fun to try to think like horn sections on the guitar. I may play something like this give or take a few notes, when playing with another melodic instrument. So, when listening to those recordings pay attention to the horns, there are lots of great ideas we can borrow from.