Jam night. Bar 10. Only 2 bars left.
What’s a lead guitarist to do? Classic turnaround? Nah, already did that.
In this split second, you ask yourself the all important question…
“What would Stevie do?”
End With a Bang with this SRV Style E Blues Lick
This lick works great over the final 2 bars of a standard 12 bar blues progression, especially a shuffle.
It’s played nice and low using the E blues scale and features some quick and rhythmic legato.
Nail This Lick
This lick features quite a bit of open string legato which adds some snappiness to the lick when you get the timing of the hammer-on / pull-off combos.
The key to nailing this lick is to make sure each and every note is played clearly, even the legato notes that aren’t picked. Your hammer-ons and pull-offs should ring just as clearly as if you had picked the note.
Put it to Work
So next jam night (whether in front of a crowd, your dog or just the stereo) try this quick SRV Style E Blues Lick to wrap up a 12 bar progression.