Brad Bradbury: Texas Blues Intro Lick in E - Fused Guitar
In 1983 Stevie Ray Vaughan walked onto the stage and ripped into a storming blues tune turning a hostile crowd around and a making his reputation in the UK, first impressions count!
So here is a blues intro for just such an occasion, it`s in E and uses the descending progression A7-G7-E7-B7, this sets you up to launch into a traditional 12-bar blues.
Using the minor pentatonic as a guide with the added intervals of M3rd, M6th, and b5th it starts on the 5th fret A pentatonic, moves down 3 frets to G pentatonic and repeats the same lick, then to E pentatonic in the open position, ending on a B7#9 chord.
It sounds more complicated to explain than to play, start slowly and work up to speed. This type of lick is versatile and can be used in many situations, a good lick to have in reserve.
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Texas Blues Intro Lick in E.