Watch the Charlie's Arps online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Charlie's Arps - Lick 23 is a video guitar lesson presented by Matthieu Brandt and is sourced from 50 Jump Blues Licks You MUST Know.


Charlie Christian was one of the founding fathers of swing guitar. In this lick we'll zoom in on one of his deceptively simple soloing approaches, use the chord shapes on the fret board as the structure for your licks and play the notes arpeggio-style. Even if the chord in the backing track is a simple triad, you can target chord tones of extended dominant seventh chords.