This A minor blues lick from ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ is typical of ‘power blues’ Billy Gibbons’ licks. Like most Billy’s licks this one is it’s using shape 1 blues scale.
Billy often uses ‘pinch harmonics’ in his licks and you can hear them being used in this one. Billy simply descends the A blues scale in a ‘quarter note triplet’ rhythm, playing a pinch harmonic on each note for a cool squealing effect!
For tips about perfect pinch harmonics watch this lesson here.
Check out ZZ Top’s ‘La Grange’ to hear this lick and plenty more awesome Billy Gibbons’ licks!