Learning the classic turnarounds is a right of passage. You’ve gotta know them. But what if you want to take things in a different direction? Have a look at Tuesday Blues #183 and play a lick over the turnaround for a little something special.
In this lesson, we’ll have a look at two super sweet micro licks in Open G Tuning. Remember Micro Licks? These are the quick little licks that can serve as building blocks for longer, more developed musical ideas. But, let’s be honest, they sound pretty cool on their own too. The Micro Lick concept doesn’t […]
In Lesson #138, we built a series of licks in A that really helped you travel the neck. The “A sound” happens in many different spots on the neck and you need to be confident moving around the fretboard while maintaining the A tonality. The best way to help that, is to really focus on A. Take Lesson #138 for a spin if you haven’t already. Then, take things further and just jam on your own over an A chord at various spots on the neck.
But as fun as a one-chord jam is, after a while, you’ll be begging to switch chords.
That’s where today’s lesson will come in handy.
There’s nothing wrong with the standard 12 bar blues progression. In fact, it’s the very place you should start your blues journey. But, once you have that down pat, what’s next?
Here’s a suggestion: Try to use well-placed licks to lead yourself into the next chord in the progression. It is called “lead” playing for a reason. We’ll get deep on this very idea in this lesson to try to stop abrupt chord changes dead in their tracks.
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