The first audio file, just below, is the entire 12-bar tune, just so you can hear how it all goes together. Beneath that is the third part, this week's lick, along with the score, described in the text to the right.
Part 3 - Bars 3 & 4 (on the I chord), into 4 (the IV chord).
LICK OF THE WEEK
August 16, 2017
New Beginnings – 3rd installment
In part 3 of New Beginnings, this weeks installment of the Lick of the Week, we move on through 2 bars of the I chord (E7), starting in measure 3. We end on the IV chord (A7) on the first beat of measure 5 (it’s the partial measure at the end of the score). The last 3 notes of the third measure form a partial E7 chord, which gives it a strong pull towards the A note at the end of the lick. You’ll hear it.
The notes are all from patterns 1 and 2 of the E minor pentatonic scale. I have suggested fingerings with the scale patterns in mind. You may find that the 3rd string bend at the end of the first measure is a bit difficult to execute using your 2nd finger, as suggested in the score. You can use your 3rd finger instead, while your 2nd finger helps push the string. Experiment with any of the fingerings.
note: this lick originally ran in 2012.