Watch the Snappy Blues Lick online guitar lesson by Tom Wolfe from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know

Another important aspect of performing is the use of articulation. Horn players articulate the notes in many ways to create a musical phrase. Guitarists on the other hand use only a pick, and have to work on the nuances of articulation in the style of horn players. Wes Montgomery was a master of this. This lick uses some articulations to change the personality of a very basic blues phrase into a snappy, hip and swinging lick.