Using Licks

Discussion in 'SWS Questions' started by Tom_L, Nov 1, 2014.

  1. Tom_L

    Tom_L Blues Newbie

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    Not sure if this is the best place to post this, but I will anyway. I have been trying to understand and apply “licks” for some time now in my soloing, and with little results. Am I missing something here?

    When is solo, I tend to use more of the scales and modes rather than any of the licks I might have learned. The licks don’t seem to blend into the rhythm of the song like scales do. I also have found that most of the licks are centered around the minor pentatonic/blues scale and the dominant 7th chords. I have not found many that use the major pentatonic scale and I have tried to use them in this scale with little results.

    If anyone has any experience using licks, or uses them a lot in there soloing I would love the hear from you.  I have tried to get my head wrapped around this for well over a year now with little success.

    TJBlues
     
  2. glynnd

    glynnd Blues Newbie

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    Try posting this question in "Music and Guitar Learning". Probably get more attention and replies up
    there.