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BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:01:27 pm »
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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2011, 01:42:03 am »
WHen you do a "curl" is it a semi tone bend and release?

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2011, 02:40:19 am »
Toad - my understanding is generally they are up to a semitone but you can go for less - it's whatever sounds good - I usually tend to curl to a palm mute but sometimes I let it "seagul" which isn't as grating as when you do it on a full tone bend. I don't think I ever release without muting or coming back down.
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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2011, 08:09:42 am »
a curl is less than a semitone
it makes the sound a little uncertain and creates a lot of bluesy tension

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2011, 05:16:06 pm »
At what speed should I be able to play the 5 licks before moving to the next lesson

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2011, 05:26:51 pm »
At what speed should I be able to play the 5 licks before moving to the next lesson

At the right speed!

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2011, 02:53:41 pm »
At the right speed!

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 :) OK

In the beginners lessons there were specific goals - i.e. try to get chord changes to 60 bpm, practice to play the minor pentatonic at 160 bpm (i can still only do 120) etc. So I was wondering if there is a "target" rate for this exercise. I can almost do these 5 licks at 60 bpm - the flick offs are the hard part for me.

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2011, 04:56:16 pm »
I think what Close was infering (and correct me if I'm wrong) was that the speed the lick is played is directly linked to the tempo of the music you're playing it over. So, you have to play it at the right speed  ;)

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2011, 05:16:26 pm »
Yup - BDC got it ... the smiley-winky emoticon is the give away.

If it fits the blues you're playing it's good.

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2011, 03:29:16 pm »

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Begins with Lick 3  :)

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2011, 01:56:02 pm »
Can somebody please point me to a reference on how to read the tabs? I understand fret numbers and strings, but I get confused by simbols such as arrows, circles half squares and so forth.

Thanks!

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2011, 02:01:39 pm »
@mcarrera,  maybe this will help...

http://www.halleonard.com/bin/GuitarNotationLegend.pdf
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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2012, 09:59:17 am »
I'm trying to learn this 5 licks and I'm struggling with pull-off in 4 and 5 lick.
I know that it's a matter of time and lot of practice but I'm not sure if I'm doing it in a proper way (I've just started to learning this technique - I make Justin finger gym).
When doing pull-off I try to do not touch string below which is almost impossible for me.
I also notice in this video that Justin when he is dooing pull-off he is touching the the lowest string with his finger (that finger (3) which is doing pull-off).
Does he mute the lowest string with hist finger 1 ? When I try this lick (4 and 5) I always ring the lowest string when doing pull-off which doesn't sound good....  :(

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2012, 05:21:20 pm »
Can someone tell me the key of each of the tracks in the Blues Solo CD set (Jam Track CD).

Based on the information at

http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-040-JamBlues1.php

is the following correct?

Track 1: Key of A
Track 2: Key of A
Track 3: Key of A
Track 4: Key of E
Track 5: Key of E
Track 6: Key of Bb
Track 7: Key of G
Track 8: Key of D
Track 9: Key of G
Track 10: Key of A
Track 11: Key of Dmin

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2012, 03:01:16 am »
In reply to Mirh, you should mute it with something, a finger or your right palm edge or whatever, unless you can avoid hitting it.
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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2012, 01:10:09 pm »
Can someone tell me the key of each of the tracks in the Blues Solo CD set (Jam Track CD).

[snip]


I believe the track titles give away the keys.  Here's the CD listing:


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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #16 on: September 21, 2012, 12:19:16 pm »
More than one person told me that number 10 is in the key of B. So I just want to confirm

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #17 on: September 21, 2012, 02:11:38 pm »
More than one person told me that number 10 is in the key of B. So I just want to confirm

Based on this post:  http://justinguitarcommunity.com/index.php?topic=20841.msg152173#msg152173

I would say that's correct.

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2013, 08:57:00 pm »
Hey, i have an acoustic guitar. I am trying to learn these licks, however its really difficult on my fingers to perform the bends... Is an acoustic guitar not suitable for the same?

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2013, 09:00:39 pm »
it is not really an acoustic guitar style unless you have steel-fingers

you could try lighter gauge strings

or you could learn the rudimentary techniques and also learn from the SOLO BLUES lessons which are much more geared for acoustic playing (although these are only a product for sale, not free)

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2013, 09:15:45 pm »
Hey,
 Thanks a lot,
 I will probable go through the lessons and try them out as much as possible on my Guitar... then I'll look for the lessons mentioned by you...
Btw, how do i purchase them?

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #21 on: January 22, 2013, 09:40:32 pm »
Here is the link.
http://www.justinguitar.com/en/PR-004-SoloBlues1-3.php

You could also try tuning your guitar down a half seep or whole step to try to get the bends working.

So to play over an A blues play at the 7th fret instead of the 5th fret.

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #22 on: January 22, 2013, 11:21:30 pm »
If you scroll down to the bottom of the page (the link shadow posted)
there are sample lessons and a  free three video with pdf file

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2014, 01:56:06 pm »
I'm finding lick 4 to be difficult, mainly doing the pull-off using the 3rd finger. Anyone else find it much easier to use their pinky?

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Re: BL-404 • Five Blues Licks from Pattern 1
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2016, 01:07:11 am »
What amp settings are you using to get that tone for the Blues Lead course?

 

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