I’m sure you will agree with me that Jimi Hendrix is one of the best guitar players of all times. Well, today I’ll show you 3 easy blues licks taken from his playing. Learn 3 supercool minor pentatonic Jimi Hendrix blues licks and the scale shape they use.
So, let’s get into it and see what are you going to learn today
With this licks and tricks you can experiment and create some other licks, which will help you take your blues guitar playing to the next level!
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Learn 3 supercool minor pentatonic Jimi Hendrix blues licks. Learn the scale shape they use, learn how to play them and pick up loads of performance and playing tips to help you take your blues guitar playing to the next level.
Here’s a breakdown of what you learn in this video:
0:14 Introduction. Hear me jam using some of these Jimi Hendrix blues licks over a blues backing track in the key of G.
1:30 These licks are based on some of the ideas Hendrix plays in his version of ‘Once I Had A Woman’. I’ve moved them into the key of G to make them a bit easier to learn.
1:40How to play G minor pentatonic scale as used in these licks. I’m going to explain and demonstrate the scale shape to help you get to grips with this crucially important rock and blues guitar scale. Complete with description and fingering guidelines.
3:00 Jimi Hendrix Blues Licks – Lick 1 – An essential but easy minor pentatonic blues lick which you can easily slot into your playing. Remember when bending strings to back up your bending finger with other fingers when possible. Also watch how to ‘choke’ off a bend before you let it down.
6:03 Jimi Hendrix Blues Licks – Lick 2 – This Hendrix lick is using Gminor pentatonic and makes use of some blues guitar touches like semitone bends and blues curls. Nothing too complicated here. This is a great turnaround lick which will work great at the end of a chorus of blues solo.
9:16 Jimi Hendrix Blues Licks- Lick 3 – This lick starts with a repeating string bend. I use vibrato on these bends to give it a more bluesy sound. There are some cool little blues guitar and minor pentatonic moves hiding in this lick Take the lick and start experimenting with it so you get good at using the bits of it it in your blues playing.
12:42 How to approach learning these blues licks and how to practice them so you can start making up your own licks.
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