Watch the Barney's Blues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 5: Lick Lexicon

Barney's Blues - Lick 9 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Dempsey and is sourced from 50 Jazz Master Licks You MUST Know.


While Barney Kessel was a tremendous bebop guitartist - the man could play some blues - which any jazz guitar player of note can also play. Having a strong blues background in your jazz playing is very important. And the blues obviously evolved over time so the more that you can internalize that tradition the stronger your jazz playing will be. This next idea is based on a Barney Kessel bluesy idea. Check it out.