15 Essential Blues Guitar Licks

Learn to play classic blues

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15 Essential Blues Guitar Licks


Probably The Most Valuable FREE Blues Guitar Lesson You’ll Ever Take!

Bobby Harrison from Absolute Blues Guitar presents an in-depth blues guitar course with tab, standard notation, fretboard diagrams and high quality backing tracks.

In this tutorial, we will learn 15 essential blues licks in the context of a 12 bar blues solo over a shuffle groove in the good old-fashioned key of A.

Our solo spans two choruses (twice around the 12 bar progression) and features many classic blues licks and phrases in the styles of B.B. King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King and Albert Collins. 

These 15 licks feature classic blues tonality, along with chord tones that really highlight the changes. These are all extremely usable ideas that you can incorporate into your own playing. Each lick breakdown features on-screen tab

In addition to learning the solo, we’re also going to cover a very cool rhythm guitar part that you can try out next time you find yourself at a blues jam.

What You Will Learn!

  • Gain a better knowledge of blues lead guitar.
  • Gain a better understanding of blues rhythm guitar and structure.
  • Improve lead guitar phrasing and note-choice.
  • Improve "feel".
  • Learn to use chord tones in solos.
  • Learn some fantastic blues licks that you can incorporate into your own solos.
  • Improve general lead and rhythm guitar skills.
  • Improve your knowledge of the fretboard.

Who Should Attend!

  • Intermediate and advanced players looking to add a bluesy flavour to their guitar playing.



  • Blues Guitar
  • Guitar






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