Watch the Flat Seven Octaves online guitar lesson by Tom Wolfe from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know

The flatted-7th is a very strong tone to make a musical statement. This lick emphasizes the 7th as the focal point to begin the phrase and the resolution ends on the same note. The flatted-7th against the root a whole step away creates a nice tension that can add great musical dimension to a solo.