Watch the The Five And Dime online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know

The fifth blues position is often avoided by blues players, because of the extensive use of your pinky. This is your weakest and slowest finger; it takes a lot of pratice to open up the possibillities of the fifth position. If you target the triad notes of the one I and IV chord on the middle strings, you will be able to open up that awkward position. Jump blues guitar players love this area on the fretboard, as you can hear in this lick.