F Blues Licks

F Blues Licks is a free blues guitar video lesson by Peter Vogl. You will learn several licks that can be played over a chord progression in F. We will use the audio backing track "F blues" which is Track 2 from the Let's Jam! Blues and Rock CD. These licks don't stay within one scale, but switch between Major and Minor Pentatonic as well as the Blues scale. There are many ways to approach understanding these licks. I would start by memorizing them, then associating them with the scales mentioned above to make them easy to find and play in different keys. To learn more great blues licks, check out Peter's premium collection of Classic Blues Lessons.

Let's start by reviewing a few scales. Let's take a look at the Fm Pentatonic Scale 1st Position. (Printable Tab)

f minor pentatonic scale

Now let's look at the second position of the Fm Pentatonic Scale

F minor pentatonic scale 2nd position

And here is the F Blues Scale

F Blues Scale

Now let's use these scales to create some licks. Here is Lick #1.

f blues lick 1 tab

The next lick uses the second position of the Fm Pentatonic scale.

F Blues Riff Tab

Our last lick uses a mix of the Major, Minor Pentatonic, and Blues Scales

F Blues Guitar Lick Tab

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