Watch the Unison E's online guitar lesson by David Hamburger from Fingerstyle Blues Factory
Here we kick off with our fifth-fret “Robert Johnson chord” before getting into some minor-pentatonic licks in measure 2. The third-and-fifth fret, hammered-on triplets are in kind of a Lightnin’ Hopkins or John Lee Hooker vein, while the double stop blues lick on beat 3 is, like the lick in the previous exercise, an adaptation of a Buddy Guy move that Guy himself described as his adaptation of a piano player’s move. How’s that for meta? However you think of it, once you’ve absorbed the coordination for this lick, feel free to try rearranging things in measure two, or swapping in pentatonic licks of your own. Just be sure and keep that bass rock steady!