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Watch the Fred's Vampin' online guitar lesson by Richard Van Bergen from 50 Down Home Blues Licks You MUST Know

This is another lick in the style of Mississippi Fred McDowell. Like R.L. Burnside he was famous for his hypnotic grooves played on the I chord only. It’s the shortest one in this collection. It lasts for only one bar, but is very powerful! The key to his groove lies in the percussive pattern played with the right hand. This lick is one of Fred’s trademark grooves and is played in open D tuning. You can use this groove as a starting point to create your own style!