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Watch the Blues Infusion online guitar lesson by Neil Zaza from 50 Melodic Rock Licks You MUST Know

The wonder of the blues lick. We obviously know it works wonders in a bluesy setting, but did you know it can also work its magic in a diatonic, major sounding progression? It can and we’re going to specifically look at it in this lick. What you are going to notice is that the backing progression is in G major. Considering the options with our relative majors and minors, we can use E minor pentatonic over these changes with ease. Given that, let’s bring out those expressive open string riffs we’ve been waiting to use somewhere. The key (no pun intended) in this lick is to know that in a major key you have the option of utilizing it’s relative minor. And if you use the relative minor that also includes the minor pentatonic.