Watch the Blues Lick online guitar lesson by Tom Dempsey from Jazz Scales Handbook

In this lesson, I'm going to show you a lick that comes right out of the sound of the blues scale. "Back in The Shack" is another Kenny Burrell inspired lick that comes right out of the blues scale sound. In fact, for the opening of the lick, the sound of it is just the descending scale. In learning this lick, you'll discover how important it is to know where the tonic of the scale is at all times and how to cadence your line in such a way that brings out the unique characteristics of this sound.