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

Doyle's Doubles - Lick #15 is a video guitar lesson presented by Corey Congilio and is sourced from 50 Progressive Blues Licks You MUST Know.


I've been a fan of Doyle Bramhall II for a long time. His father is a Texas music icon and has written many of Stevie Ray Vaughan's classic tunes. Doyle is a unique player, singer, writer. His tunes are singer-songwriter meets great Texas blues guitar. I first heard Doyle in the band Arc Angels. The Arc Angels had some great tunes and this lick comes from the song 'Shape I'm In'.

I like this lick because of the groove it's played over and Doyle's use of double stops. This kind of lick is great for a break in the monotony. I morphed the lick to work over an entire 12 bar progression.

We're in the key of C and this groove feels like Chuck Berry to me. That ain't a bad thing! Use this entire lick or just some of it. Most importantly - use it!