Watch the Almost Everywhere online guitar lesson by Corey Congilio from Solo Factory: Texas Blues

You can use this lick almost anywhere. You have to decide how you are going to end it. Meaning, what chord am I headed to and how will I end the lick or 12 bar solo? This is full of great melodic double stop ideas and can serve as an excellent tension building riff. I love when I hear a player blazing away and then they break it down to something like this that the listener can really grab on to. Notice how in the first bar I end the riff with the notes C# and E (low to hi). This is to complement the A7 shape in bar 1. I then end the riff with the notes C and E. These notes are in a D9 chord but work well with a D7 shape. Let your ear be the judge. Our blues heroes didn’t adhere to too many rules so go for broke when it comes to these licks!

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