Guitar Techniques - - ELECTRIC BLUES -

[Bars 17-20] The lick that starts in bar 18 is the sort of thing that many would as­so­ciate with Chuck Berry, Keith Richards, AC/DC’s An­gus Young or even Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page. This idea how­ever is a clas­sic T-Bone Walker lick and shows the mas­sive in­flu­ence he had on mod­ern gui­tar play­ing. [Bars 21-23] It’s time for a flashy end lick and this one is chal­leng­ing if you pick all the notes. You can add some pull-offs if you’d like to lighten the load. Th­ese licks are rem­i­nis­cent of the kind of thing Eric Clap­ton played in the early part of his ca­reer, gleaned from play­ers like Otish Rush and Fred­die King. [Bar 24] The track ends with two chords - sim­ple but hugely ef­fec­tive.

Bb9 Th­ese are sim­ply a semi­tone ap­proach from to A9, and you can hear their in­flence in mu­sic as di­verse as Elvis Pres­ley (Jail­house Rock) and Cream (al­most ev­ery live end­ing they ever played!).

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