Watch the B Ionian 5 online guitar lesson by Robbie Calvo from 50 Modal Licks You MUST Know

In the last of our B Ionian licks I chose to utilize the B major 7th arpeggio again but borrowed the phrasing from our previous lick to open the conversation. I descend through the arpeggio and continue the phrase by employing a scale based run on the lower strings. I love to start the licks high and end phrases low sometimes switching it up for variety baby, yeah!

The second half of lick 5 adds some R&B flavoring with some double stop 4ths. Check your timing against the track on this section to make sure you are not rushing ahead of the beat.

Now that you have a few of these under your belt, try combining the licks into a solo section over the backing track.