Cool Blues Rock Licks for blues rock guitar soloing. Learn 4 cool blues rock licks in the styles of more rocky blues players like Gary Moore, Billy Gibbons, Wilko Johnson and others! These licks are perfect for using in high energy blues rock solos and are well worth adding into your guitar lick trickbag!
All 4 of these cool blues rock licks are in the key of G and will work great over a blues rock chord sequence like a rocky 12 bar blues in G. They are using a few different patterns of the G blues scale and G minor pentatonic scales.
1:00 Watch here to see the scale patterns used in these blues rock licks (tab included!)
1:40 Cool blues rock lick 1 uses a common unison bending move and a repeating bending move – a favourite device of everyone from Eric Clapton to Gary Moore.
4:39 A cool Gary Moore style blues rock lick with palm muting and an aggressive alternate picked phrase. Listen to his solo on ‘Walking By Myself’ to hear an idea a little like this lick.
7:37 Let’s check out another G minor pentatonic scale pattern now, often called ‘shape 3’. You’ll be needing this for the next cool blues rock lick.
8:45 This lick is also a little reminiscent of the great Gary Moore. It uses a repeating unison bending idea starting in position 1, then moving up through position 3. Finally it ends in the shape 1 scale pattern moved up an octave (a handy blues rock soloing tool!)
13:17 The final cool blues rock lick uses a monster bend from inside the sliding blues scale shape. This bend is going to take a bit of pushing…so persevere! It’s worth the effort: this bend is a killer bend to get into your blues rock style soloing!
16:55 So you’ve got 4 cool blues rock licks to learn. But what can you do with them? Watch here for some useful tips.
Good luck and enjoy these licks and look forward to seeing you again in another video very soon!