Watch the Feeling Good online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Solo Factory: Chicago Blues

This lick is a staple of blues guitar and the king of it is BB. So much so that the major pentatonic fingering it is played out of is often called BB's box! In this lick I am replacing the 3rd of the scale with the 4th. This gives the lick more bluesy sound and is less bright than using the 3rd which can be very major sounding. Talking notes we are using ABDEF#. We allude to the natural 3rd by bending the B up a whole-step, this bend adds the bluesier element that we want. Learn this lick! It is an absolute must know!