Watch the Repeated Licks online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Survival Guide - Lead

Repeated licks are a great way to build up chops and vocabulary. These familiar licks work in many ways one being for a lack of a better word, filler. They are also great building blocks to form new ideas. The analogy I like to use is some of these licks are like say "the" in a musical sentence. Please spend some time on these licks even though some of them can be cliche sounding but if we mix and match them they can sound pretty fresh. Play close attention to the picking as it can really make many of these licks much easier to play and really allow you to get some speed developed.