Watch the Set 5: Phrase B1 online guitar lesson by Mark Stefani from Jazzed Blues

You'll note the utter simplicity and strong dynamics in this sequel to the first phrase, played back up the neck, in the traditional bar position for the key of C. It takes but four notes to quickly outline the dominant blues sound, with a real exclamation point for starters, followed by a minor to major third hammer, then some repetitions on the lower root note. This phrase is capped off with a classic double-stop, followed by yet another cool variation on the theme.

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