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Watch the Blues Bop online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 9: Advanced Lick Vocabulary

Blues Bop - Lick 1 is a video guitar lesson presented by Bill Evans and is sourced from 30 Sax Licks for Guitar You MUST Know.

As in most of the lines we'll be playing, lay back into the groove. Everything swings more that way. The first bar is like a pick up bar leading toward the major/minor 3rd note. Emphasize those notes (B and Bb) when you play the line. There's a 2 beat break, then an answer to the first 2 bars. You can sometimes leave out a few notes in the line (I call them ghost notes) and see how it sounds. For instance, leave out the 2nd through 7th notes in the second bar while playing the line.