JTC Aynsley Lister's 20 Blues Breaking Licks
Soft / Video Lessons 23-11-2015
JTC Aynsley Lister's 20 Blues Breaking Licks
Aynsley Lister returns to bring you 20 blues breaking licks that will enhance and inspire your Blues solos! Learning and mastering these highly dynamic and expressive licks will give you all the essential tools you'll need to jam out the Blues like a pro!

These 20 creative Blues licks feature plenty of effortless string bends, classic blues 'call and response' and smooth vocal-like phrasing, vibrato/slides, double stops and bucket loads of passion!

Theory-wise you'll find Aynsley uses the Blues, Dorian, Aeolian, Harmonic minor and Chromatic scales to add style and finesse to his melodic approach. You'll also stumble across some interesting arpeggio ideas, ways to break free of the standard 'blues box' and plenty of the 'ambiguous minor/major vibe' that so many Blues players have come to know and love!

We've also included 5 lick backing tracks each with varying levels of intensity so you'll have a wide scope for jamming out different soloing ideas. Once you've nailed all 20 licks we have compiled each of the 5 backings to create a full jam track where you can cut loose and implement all the soloing ideas you've picked up from studying the licks!

As ever, we have included everything you need to practise and perfect the material in this package. There are video and audio tracks for you to watch/listen and study, accurately transcribed TAB/notation for you to analyse and master as well as backing tracks for you to practise every lick to, and jam out your own solos! We've even included some text notes to help you really get these parts down!

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12-bar blues jam with Steve Stine
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