5 Blues Licks from Pattern 2

View the full lesson at 5 Blues Licks from Pattern 2 | JustinGuitar

is there a way to just play the licks to hear what they sound like. i saw that someone had the licks from pattern 1 on the site with a play button next to them i was just wondering if they did it for these as well?

Hi @gristam
I presume you are referring to this topic I created to help people develop their blues lead play: First Steps in Blues Improvisation using Minor Pentatonic Scale Pattern 1

I only did it with the five licks from pattern 1 as that topic focuses entirely on encouraging people to use pattern 1 until it feels good.

Cheers :slight_smile: RIchard

Thanks for the lesson! Should we still play licks 1,2 and 4 as straight 8th notes against the shuffle rhythm backing track or play them in a triplet/shuffle feel?

I am interested in the answer to this question, too.

When demonstrating the licks, Justin generally plays them straight, but when I play them over a backing track that is in a shuffle rhythm, it seems like the rhythm of the lick should also be in shuffle, which is how I try to play it. The licks are generally harder to play this way, though.

it wasnt that one seems like you did the sound for practice exercises, i couldve sworn i was able to hear just the licks on the lesson called “5 blues licks from pattern 1” i went back and looked and didnt see it anymore, idk maybe i’m mistaken but i couldve swore i saw it before

Is this the one?

Regarding the picking patterns, you seem to be less directive when describing how to pick the notes. Does this mean that how we pick them is really up to our personal preference?

At the end lick #5 it sounds like Justin is NOT muting the release between the double bends, even though he saids that you should. Am I not hearing it correctly?

Hey @kchi, you are hearing it correctly. He releases the bend on the high E string and does not mute it. When he talks about muting, he’s referring to the other strings (i.e. strings 2, 3 and 4), which must be muted so they will not contribute noise. He goes through this on the picking hand close-up.

I really like Justin’s teaching style, easy to follow. My question is on tone, I can never get the same tone as the examples. I use a modeling amp Fender Mustang GTX 50 so I have access to so much stuff it’s overwhelming. Is there a general amp and effects setup must people use ?