Watch the Lick Vocabulary 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Progressive Blues Power

Now let's begin developing our lick vocabulary in the key of E using the E blues scale. This is done by taking small elements of the scale and developing a variety of melodic and rhythmic inventions and permutations that will form the basis of your improvised solos and melodies. Each one of these little phrases can function as puzzle pieces that can be put together in an infinite number of ways in the development of one's improvisational ability.

Though I consider this 1st position, in actuality I include second and third position licks to allow myself more melodic freedom while maintaining the same basic approach.

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