Watch the Dirty Blues 9 online guitar lesson by Carl Verheyen from S.W.A.T. Blues

The seamless use of open strings is something I've worked on in an effort to open up more "real estate" on the guitar. It's especially cool in the key of E, where the open string vocabulary in the 1st position is such an iconic part of the style. But in this lesson I'll explain how I use them in all 12 keys, by working out lines both ascending and descending for major, minor and dominant chords. Some of the E7 blues licks are explained and demonstrated very slowly.

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