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

The Challenge - Lick 45 is a video guitar lesson presented by Tom Wolfe and is sourced from 50 Hard Bop Blues Licks You MUST Know.


This challenging chord lick is over the middle 4 bars of the blues. It incorporates side-stepping, the diminished chord, and rythmic intensity and sycopation. Also at the end of the phrase is a very common harmonic walk down or half-step movement leading to the ii chord in measure 9 of the blues form. Enjoy and have fun working on this lick.