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This one in the key of A uses chord shapes. The lick is in the style of Robert Johnson’s 'Kind Hearted Woman', a song he recorded in 1936. Johnson is the most legendary pre-war bluesman. His songs are covered by artists like the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. This lick fits the first 4 bars of a blues in A, when you stay on the I chord. There are a couple of interesting bends involved. This lick can be adapted to a band setting too.