This lick from ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ is typical of Billy Gibbons’ ‘power blues’ licks. Most of Billy Gibbons’ licks and solos are based around the blues scale or minor pentatonic scale…and this lick is no exception. It’s using the C minor pentatonic scale in shape 1 played around the 8th fret.
Notice the tasty bend that kicks the lick off and the quick descending scale pattern that follows. The lick then moves down into the sliding scale shape for some tasty blues slides! Check out ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ to hear this lick and plenty more awesome Billy Gibbons quick licks!