Watch the Uptown Stomp 5 online guitar lesson by David Blacker from West Coast Blues

A key lick that highlights the change from the I to the IV chord appears in the fourth measure, creating tension through its use of the C's #5. The b5 played just before the change to the IV chord voice leads perfectly into 9 of the IV chord--a half step down to the eighth fret on the B string. Be sure to check out the slide from b9 to the 9 over the G in the turnaround, creating a similar kind of tension.