Slow-Blues Shuffle Guitar Licks

In this video lesson I demonstrate four of my favorite slow-blues style guitar licks. The examples cover everything from phrasing techniques to turnaround ideas. Enjoy!

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The feel of the slow swing, or shuffle blues really has a way of helping blues licks played over that feel come alive! This slow-blues feel really allows for the opportunity for applying several traditional guitar techniques. These can include; long vibrato sustains, triplet runs, double-stop phrases and plenty of nice legato lines. In the video lesson, I've put together a collection of four (4) of my favorite slow-blues licks that fuse together sounds you might hear from players like; Albert Collins, B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughn or Albert King. In the video, I get the camera zoomed in on the fingerboard and demonstrate my collection of Slow-Blues Shuffle licks with included on-screen TAB.
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    Meikle Treikle
    Great video, really got me mixing the major and minor elements, sounding better already! Everyone should also check out Andrew's Youtube channel, creativeguitarstudio.
    i'm waiting patiently for someone to talk about their step mom making money on her laptop so i can hunt them down and publicly facerape them with a tree trunk.....
    and this was a nice lesson! probably shoulda said that before the other thing!
    Question: on the first lick he slides from 7 to 9 (3rd or 4th string depends from where you're looking) the question is how the 9 (e/mi) is connected to the scale ? other than that great lesson thanks