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Watch the Rhythmic Major 3rd Blues online guitar lesson by Tom Wolfe from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know

In this second phrase, we will continue with the major 3rd lick. As you learned in the first phrase, the major 3rd lick emphasizes four basic tones - the root, third, fourth and the fifth of the scale. It is important to choose tones that fit the harmonic structure to give good melodic balance. Another component of interest in improvisation is rhythmic development. So we will take the major 3rd lick and vary it rhythmically to demonstrate a way to develop an extended blues improvisation.