Watch the Standard Riff online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know

The standard riff is an easy and versatile tool to get out of the blues box and target the chords in the backing track. The lick is played relative to the chord and targets chord tones and notes from the mixolydian scale. When the chord changes, the underlying mixolydian scale changes. In jump blues solos you move with the chords and the standard riff is the quickest way to learn how to do this.