Bad Love - Luther Allison
LICK OF THE WEEK
October 17, 2017
Bad Love – Luther Allison
This week’s lick is by Luther Allison from a video performance of his tune, “Bad Love.” It’s written in the key of D minor, and makes use of pattern 1 of the D minor pentatonic scale, up in the 10th position.
The lick opens with a slide from a 3-note Dm chord up 2 frets to a partial G6 chord (G-B-E (root, 3rd and 6th, omitting the 5th of the chord). After moving back down to the Dm, the lick takes off on in the pentatonic scale. It’s a nice little fill, played over a Dm7 chord.