Watch the End of the Road online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know

Here is a basic cool blues ending, seems simple enough right?, well, I have seen and have been a part of many trainwrecks ending a simple blues. Nothing sounds quite as lame as coming out for a great tune with a sloppy ending that sounds like a band falling down a flight of stairs. So, to head that off, often my band will rehearse some endings. This way we all know what to expect.

Also if you are the band leader it is essential that you make eye contact with the rest of the members so you all know where you are. There is nothing wrong with you lifting up that headstock for a dramatic ending, not only does it look cool, it ensures you all end together.