In this free video lesson by Brad Laird you'll learn a simple little trick for converting the major scale to the beloved blues scale. After you learn this concept you can apply the idea to other licks which you play. To learn 6 fun blues licks which can be moved all over the neck take a look at this lesson.
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Moveable Blues Licks by Brad Laird is a downloadable Quicktime lesson that teaches you to play 6 versatile, closed-position blues mandolin licks. This lesson includes 3 medium speed jam tracks, in 3 different keys, so you can practice moving the licks to new places on the fingerboard. The licks Brad teaches in this lesson include some doublestops, blues notes, and nuances like micro-slides, to create bluegrass mandolin sounds you might hear in the solos of artists like Bill Monroe, Roland White, or Mike Compton. Complete tab and notation for all licks and sample 12 bar solo is provided in your download. $5.99
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