Watch the Blue Seven online guitar lesson by Tom Wolfe from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know
The flatted-3rd of the blues is a very commonly used tone in the blues and is one of the primary tones of the scale. But other tones are also very useful in a bebop-style jazz blues. The flatted-7th is very useful and while not as bluesy sounding as the flatted-3rd, it offers a very melodic and different quality to a solo. Using the triplet ornamentation, this lick emphasizes the flatted-7th and then resolves to the root of the blues.