Watch the IV Chord: D2 online guitar lesson by Mark Stefani from Jazzed Blues Assembly Lines

The second lesson segment is heavily influenced by the work of guitarist George Benson. Starting right after the beat, you'll learn a highly syncopated F major blues lick that mixes staccato eighth notes, wide interval skips, and double-time sixteenths. Since licks like these are based more in tones associated with the chord and less in the blues scale, they are powerful devices once you have them at your disposal. It takes practice and concentration, but it's well worth the effort.

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