Turning the Blues Scale Around
Armed with your knowledge of finger techniques and rhythmic displacement, you're ready to string the entire lick together. The final segment of this tutorial applies the finger movements of the previous videos to the concluding -- or turnaround -- part of this classic blues lick. As you watch the demonstration, the instructor explains the musical theory behind this progression and describes how moving farther up the fingerboard while descending the scale adds an unexpected and enjoyable spin to the conventional blues scale.
Although there's no denying this is a complicated lick, you've been able to learn the technique and theory behind each segment. With enough practice and patience, you'll astonish your friends and surprise the smoothest of pros as you breeze through this blistering solo.
If you'd like to pick up more guitar licks, techniques and tips from the pros, click to the next page.
Related HowStuffWorks Articles
- How to Play the 12-Bar-Blues
- How to Play Basic Chords in 6 Easy Steps
- Learn Guitar Chord Transitions in 4 Easy Steps
- How Chordal Fills Work
- Will Guitar Hero Really Make Me a Better Guitar Player?
- How Electric Guitars Work
- How Acoustic Guitars Work
- How is an Electric Guitar Different From an Acoustic Guitar?
- How Rock Band Works
- How Band Equipment Works
- How MIDI Works