Watch the Motivic Development online guitar lesson by Robben Ford from Blues Motif Revolution
When using motifs it's important to remember that these aren't licks or riffs (which have been worked out ahead of time), but purely improvisational elements. Think of the lead part as a story that you are telling, with the motif as the device that binds it all together and makes it cohesive. For this motif, we'll be playing in E and working in some open strings. We'll play around with some phrases from the minor pentatonic scale, using octaves to break them up.