Watch the Long Road online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 50 R&B Licks You MUST Know
The E9 arpeggio at the 7th fret is a wonderful place to create some R&B licks. I start this one with a chromatic move to the G# and then resolve to the E.
The semi tone bend is to a D note which is great over the D/F# chord. It rubs a little on the A/C# but I dig it. The final resolve is to the b7 (D) over the E major chord.