Welcome To 'Nate's Blues Guitar Licks'!
Learn To Play 'Authentic Blues Guitar' One Bite-Sized Lick At A Time!
I Have Been Learning 'How To Play Blues Guitar'
For More Than 30 Years and, Based Upon This Humbling Experience, I Can Now Share With You That:
The Secret To Playing 'Great Blues Guitar' Can Be Learned
One Lick At A Time!
Each Blues Lick Represents A Great Opportunity To Learn 'The Language Of The Blues' and Can Be Treated Like A Mini Etude!
And Ultimately, It's Important To Learn How 'Great Blues Guitar Licks' Are Fitted Together In Order To Form 'Great Blues Guitar Solos'.
This Is Why The Licks Below Have All Been Presented As
'Parts Of Complete Solos'!
A Quick Note About
The Easiest Way To Learn 'Great Blues Guitar Licks'!
In Addition To Private Lessons (Including An Online Option), I Have Weekly Small-Group-Online Workshops That You Can Join To Make Learning 'Great Blues Guitar Licks' Much Easier!
- These Are Beginner Friendly Classes!
- You Can Start-And-Stop Anytime!
- You Can Work At Your Own Pace!
- And, You Can Enjoy Learning To Play
Authentic Blues Guitar In Bite-Sized Lessons!
Great Blues Guitar Licks!
For all who are in my 'small-group-online blues licks class', and 'private students', this area is going to provide additional reference material for us to continue building our musical momentum together!
BB King Inspired Licks!
This lively collection of BB King Inspired Licks offers a fresh avenue and a great way to brighten things up a bit with much of this solo coming from the 'Major Pentatonic' scale. There are two 'ghosted' notes in this recording that I would certainly like to hear more clearly. However, this track was mostly 'improvised' as it was composed and recorded. I chose to keep this particular take because it had a vibe that I liked, even without being 'perfect'!
Open E / Pride-&-Joy Inspired Licks!
Here are some classic blues guitar licks that highlight some of the many great sounds that come from playing
blues in the open 'E' position!
Extended 'I'm Tore Down' Intro!
This collection of solid licks provides a great way to practice the classic 'V Down' blues introduction, both in terms of concept and timing. Plus, check out the extra note that does not originate from the 'minor pentatonic blues scale'. It is a great sounding note that is the '13th of the I7 chord, the '3rd of the IV7 chord and the '9th of the V7 chord. In other words, it's a versatile note that well-worth getting to know because can be used effectively over 'all three chords' in a standard blues!
Sometimes instead of playing 'fast note runs' we create a contrasting effect simply by 'slowing things down' and 'holding long tones'. This set of blues guitar licks provides a great opportunity to learn this 'long-tone' driven blues-rock style. Plus, it offers some ascending lines to help us build added interest and intensity into our blues and rock solos!
Ronnie Earl Inspired Jazz-Blues!
Here is a great collection of 'jazzy blues licks' that also includes some chord melody. This set of licks can help us learn how to shift into 'jazz-blues mode' when the rhythm section starts two swing!
Slow Blues - Clean Tone!
Here is a nice collection of classic 'slow blues' licks to help us to learn how to pace ourselves through a standard '12/8 time' slow blues when using relatively clean tone!
Next Level Blues!
In this unique collection of blues licks we have a clear demonstration of how 'single note lines', 'bass figures', 'chord riffs', and a 'classic turnaround' can all be combined into one effective, well-paced and well-spaced solo! This is an 'easy to understand' and an 'easy to utilize' example of 'putting it all together' to produce great blues guitar solos!
Stay Tuned For 'A Lot More'!