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

David Hamburger digs deep into the 50s and 60s, when labels like Blue Note, Prestige and Riverside were serving up the funky, down-home music of guitarists like Kenny Burrell, Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, all of whom inspired the jazzed blues lickage in this section.

TIP! One thing that will make practice a lot more enjoyable, is if you are comfortable when you are practicing. Not necessarily "lounging in an easy chair" comfortable - but in a good relaxed position. Whether you are sitting or standing, make sure that you feel relaxed and your hands are in a good position. If you tend to tense up - then take some breaks and don't start back up until you feel relaxed. If practice is painful and no fun, how likely are you to keep at it? Not very. So get comfortable and your practice will pay off.