Watch the Up The Blues Stairs online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know

Chromatic lines are a great tool to connect strong target notes in your solo. Often these chromatic lines are broken up, and in between you'll hear a few repeating strong notes, like chord tones or notes from the scale. The chromatic line goes up or down, while the other notes in the lick form kind of an anchor. Your jump blues solos can get a real fresh quality through this simple principle, as you can hear in this lick.

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