Watch the Wind Be Gone online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know

One of the premier jazz guitarists in jazz was Charlie Christian. He is well known for playing with Benny Goodman and for being one of the influential musicians that helped develop bebop. One of the hallmarks of his style was how he used riffs commonly played by horn players and applied them to the guitar. As you'll see many of his signature ideas came out of chord shapes like this. Lick #1 here is based on something he played on a classic recording of Gone With What Wind. It's a great riff that comes out of this chord shape. Check it out.

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