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

This is my take on the intro of Hollywood Fats' classic "Rock This House", one of the masterpieces of jump blues guitar. It uses the diminished scale, a wakeup call style lick, favored by many fine rockabilly, jump and swing players. The symmetry of the scale and the outside notes make for a fresh sound that'll make your ears perk up.