Watch the Nice Start online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from 50 Eclectic Blues Licks You MUST Know
Here is a cool pickup lick. A pickup is when you come in before the form of the tune starts, it could be the very beginning of a tune or solo.
Like everything, you should spend some time practicing pickup licks, that way you get used to the feel of where they sit, come in and end. It is not something you can leave to chance, because as we know sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. Do we want to leave that up to luck on a gig? Didn't think so!