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BL-010 • Blues Guitar Licks Series Index Page

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On this page are 56 awesome Blues Licks in the styles of BB King, Albert King, Freddie King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Robben Ford, Eric Clapton and T-Bone Walker. Build Your vocabulary here!

I've been transcribing a lot for my Blues Lead Guitar Solos book, and when I'm transcribing I steal licks for myself, write them down and practice them, work them in... and I realized I had all these great licks written out and you'd probably like them too, so thought I'd share them :)

Learning licks is a very important step in learning Blues Lead Guitar, sure you should be transcribing yourself and doing it by ear, but when you start out it can be very helpful to learn some 'words' and start using them... not only will your playing sound better and more interesting, but you will recognize the words when you start transcribing yourself. More advanced players might enjoy them just as a new perspective, I'm picking licks that have something of interest in them.

The numbering alternates between Stevie Ray Vaughan, Albert King, Freddie King, Robben Ford, T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton, BB King because it was a weekly series and I didn't want to do too many of one artist in a row. Of course there are many other great Blues artists with great licks and I'll be getting onto them soon, was just this first batch were my personal favorites and I had lots of licks from them all pretty much ready to go!

Stevie Ray Vaughan Style Licks

BL-501 • Blues Lick #01: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 Flat 5 Slide
BL-508 • Blues Lick #08: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 Leg Pat
BL-515 • Blues Lick #15: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 Slo Trill
BL-522 • Blues Lick #22: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P2 Maj 3 Bend
BL-529 • Blues Lick #29: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 Classic P
BL-536 • Blues Lick #36: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 b9 hammer
BL-543 • Blues Lick #43: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 rake it
BL-550 • Blues Lick #50: Stevie Ray Vaughan - P1 9th hammer

Albert King Style Licks

BL-502 • Blues Lick #02: Albert King - P1 & P2 Linker
BL-509 • Blues Lick #09: Albert King - P3 double flick
BL-516 • Blues Lick #16: Albert King - IV chord out
BL-523 • Blues Lick #23: Albert King - P2 Call It
BL-530 • Blues Lick #30: Albert King - P2 ST to M3
BL-537 • Blues Lick #37: Albert King - P1 The AK
BL-544 • Blues Lick #44: Albert King - P1 jump P2
BL-551 • Blues Lick #51: Albert King - P3 up to V

Freddie King Style Licks

BL-503 • Blues Lick #03: Freddie King - P2 Chrom from 4
BL-510 • Blues Lick #10: Freddie King - P2 Repeater Flick
BL-517 • Blues Lick #17: Freddie King - P1 ClassiC PK
BL-524 • Blues Lick #24: Freddie King - P1 Pentrip
BL-531 • Blues Lick #31: Freddie King - P1 Chrom 3rds
BL-538 • Blues Lick #38: Freddie King - P1 FK turns
BL-545 • Blues Lick #45: Freddie King - P1 Tore it
BL-552 • Blues Lick #52: Freddie King - P2 trip 3's

T-Bone Walker Style Licks

BL-504 • Blues Lick #04: T-Bone Walker - P1 Long Frame
BL-511 • Blues Lick #11: T-Bone Walker - P1 Chuck Stole It!
BL-518 • Blues Lick #18: T-Bone Walker - P1 Trip St. to b7
BL-525 • Blues Lick #25: T-Bone Walker - P1 b7 by semi
BL-532 • Blues Lick #32: T-Bone Walker - P1 trip Pent
BL-539 • Blues Lick #39: T-Bone Walker - P1 dom 9
BL-546 • Blues Lick #46: T-Bone Walker - P1 16s dom
BL-553 • Blues Lick #53: T-Bone Walker - P1 repeat bend

Eric Clapton Style Licks

BL-505 • Blues Lick #05: Eric Clapton - P1 Doublestop Bend
BL-512 • Blues Lick #12: Eric Clapton - P1 16 classic
BL-519 • Blues Lick #19: Eric Clapton - P3 Country Blue
BL-526 • Blues Lick #26: Eric Clapton - P1 third play
BL-533 • Blues Lick #33: Eric Clapton - P1 Clapturn
BL-540 • Blues Lick #40: Eric Clapton - P3 semidown
BL-547 • Blues Lick #47: Eric Clapton - P2 Claptic
BL-554 • Blues Lick #54: Eric Clapton - P3 Clap on IV

B. B.King Style Licks

BL-506 • Blues Lick #06: B. B. King - BB Box 1 chord
BL-513 • Blues Lick #13: B. B. King - That Slide!
BL-520 • Blues Lick #20: B. B. King - Step to 4
BL-527 • Blues Lick #27: B. B. King - Four over 1
BL-534 • Blues Lick #34: B. B. King - Maj6 end
BL-541 • Blues Lick #41: B. B. King - BBs Arp
BL-548 • Blues Lick #48: B. B. King - Slide to Blue
BL-555 • Blues Lick #55: B. B. King - BB Big Bend

Robben Ford Style Licks

BL-507 • Blues Lick #07: Robben Ford - P1 Penta 4ths
BL-514 • Blues Lick #14: Robben Ford - P1 Fast Trips
BL-521 • Blues Lick #21: Robben Ford - Robbend to b7
BL-528 • Blues Lick #28: Robben Ford - Rob's class
BL-535 • Blues Lick #35: Robben Ford - Fancy Blue
BL-542 • Blues Lick #42: Robben Ford - Slick 16's
BL-549 • Blues Lick #49: Robben Ford - Em over A
BL-556 • Blues Lick #56: Robben Ford - Poor lick