Watch the Open Ended online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know

Dynamics are such an important part of music and sadly often overlooked. This lick is a basic turnaround but I want you to take notice of how softly I am playing the final notes of the phrase. This can make all the difference in a player, and something I always look for and work on.

Think about it, when we speak, do we always speak at the same volume, with the same inflection, and same cadence? Of course not, so why would we play guitar that way? Half the battle is being aware of being dynamic in your playing. Like everything else, we have to practice it!

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