5 Jazz Blues Licks on Guitar

Blues and Jazz are two genres that share the same roots and have a lot of things in common. You can make some really great lines by mixing things from Blues and Jazz. In this lesson I am going to look at 5 licks that do that and talk a bit about how they are constructed and how you can make lines like these!!

The core of this lesson is of course the 5 licks that contain some of the characteristic melodies, phrasing and techniques found in Blues mixed with arpeggios, extensions and chromatic passing notes that you find in Jazz. The results are lines that will fit in both a Jazz and a Blues context, and you can probably put them to use in a lot of jazz standards as well!!

Thanks so much for checking out my weekly lesson at Musicians Unite!! I hope you found studying these Blues and Jazz licks helpful to playing both styles!!

Please check back next week for another lesson, and in the meantime please catch up with me on my website and social media pages!!


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