Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson - Expanding The Fretboard With A Simple Blues Lick Moved All Over

Griff Hamlin: Blues Guitar Lesson - Expanding The Fretboard With A Simple Blues Lick Moved All Over

If you play blues guitar solos, you probably know good old "box 1" but that gets you really used to looking at the world from the right. Instead, let's look at the world to the left of the root, it's there and it can be a wonderous place full of music and mystery ;)
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