Lick of the Week 13: Bluesy Flatted 3rd

Have you ever wanted to capture a real bluesy sound in your licks? Today’s Lick of the Week comes straight out of the pentatonic major scale, with one small twist…

We’re using a flatted third as a passing note, going up to the third of the chord, and that little movement adds tons of blues feel to the lick!

That flatted third note doesn’t belong in the pentatonic scale, but this is one of those ways we can pull other notes in to add some extra color!

You can find all the other licks at the Lick of the Week archive.

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