Watch the Slippery Open A7 online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Fingerstyle Blues Factory
We’re going to ultimately find a use for this lick as a IV chord lick for a blues in E, but it could work as a I chord lick in the key of A, too. The two-slides-followed-by-a-pulloff move starting on beat 2 of the second measure is worth isolating and working on without worrying about the bass, for two reasons. One, it may take a little practice to really articulate all those notes just with your left hand, especially while holding down the fourth string at the same time. And second, it’s common to find oneself (I know I do) rushing the time where slides, hammerons and pulloffs are involved. But the more confidence you have in using your left hand to really make the notes sound, the less you’ll feel like you have to get to the next note before the one you’re on stops ringing out.