Watch the Chromatic Approach online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know
Combining chord shapes and targeting the individual notes chromatically is another Charlie Christian invention. Even if the chords are simple triads, this can result in phrases that perk your ears up but still sound logical. This works especially well in a sequence, where you do this with each and every chord tone. This lick uses the top notes of a barre chord as targets with a chromatic approach.