Watch the Little Feet online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know
Melodic patterns should be a part of every players vocabulary, they help to get to know the fingerboard, make great exercises, and are used in playing all the time. I like this pattern in particular, it just feels good to play.
I am playing in C Dorian (CDEbFGABb) which is usually my and most players choice over a static jam on a minor chord. Dorian gives us a cool jazzy feel and is not as dark as Aeolian. If you are not too familiar with Dorian this is a cool lick to start with.