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Watch the My Name is Earl online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 5: Lick Lexicon

My Name is Earl - Intro Lick #4 is a video guitar lesson presented by Jeff McErlain and is sourced from Solo Factory: Chicago Blues.

I love this intro lick. I first heard this lick in Earl Hooker's tune "My Man". This one is a little tricky to play and can be played out of time as an intro to just about any blues tune. Robert Johnson was famous for this kind of intro. He would often use a standard intro and use it over many different feels, many of them were unrelated. I really like the contrapuntal motion at the end of the lick.