March 4, 2023 by Klaus Crow
If you’re looking for some inspiration for your blues guitar playing, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, we’re going to explore a cool blues guitar lick in the key of D that will add some spice to your playing. The lick is an excerpt from my 50CoolBluesLicks Soloing and Improvisation Course.
Blues chord Progression in the key of D
Before we dive into the lick itself, let’s take a moment to talk about the key of D. The key of D is a popular key for blues guitar playing because it’s relatively easy to play in, and it has a distinctive sound that’s well-suited to the blues. In the key of D, the chords are D, G, and A, and you can use the D pentatonic or blues scale to improvise over these chords.
Here’s a 12 Bar Blues in the key of D you can use to play the lick over:
| D7 | D7 | D7 | D7 | | G7 | G7 | D7 | D7 | | A7 | G7 | D7 | A7 |
Cool Blues Guitar Lick in the key of D
The lick in the video lesson is played using the D blues scale and incorporates some double stops in combination with bend ups and bend downs which are a common technique in blues guitar playing.
When you put all of these elements together, you get a cool blues guitar lick that’s both fun to play and interesting to listen to. Try incorporating it into your next blues jam session and see how it feels.
Below you can find the tabs for the lick in the video lesson.
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