The Licks

  • 01

    Getting Started

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  • 02

    Latest Funky Fridays

    • October 22nd, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - Phuket, Thailand - This Eddie Hazel Lick is So Nasty

    • October 15th, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - A Tasty Little Blues Lick from Bermuda

    • October 8th, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - Madeira, Portugal - Stingin' SRV Vibes in this Bluesy Lick in E

    • October 1st, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - Malaga, Spain - A Cool Robben Ford-ish Lick in C

  • 03

    Funk Lead Guitar Licks

    • August 6th, 2021 - Is This Stevie Ray Vaughan's Funkiest Lick of All Time?

    • July 30th, 2021 - A Very Cool Lick Using Descending Triads Over D9

    • July 16th, 2021 - A Very Easy but Funky Johnny "Guitar" Watson Lick

    • July 2nd, 2021 - An Easy But Very Cool Repeating Lick

    • June 11th, 2021 - Cool George Benson Vibes in this Funky Lick in E

    • May 14th, 2021 - A Blistering Funk Lick For Your Weekend

    • April 9th, 2021 - A Very Funky Lick in Minor Pentatonic Postion 5

    • March 5th, 2021 - An Easy Dorian Funk Lick

    • January 8th, 2021 - An Amazing Lick From John Scofield

    • Nov 13th, 2020 - A Very Funky AND Easy Lick in E

    • Nov 6th, 2020 A Super Cool Bluesy Double Stop Lick in C

    • Sep 6th, 2020 - A Super Greasy But Easy Funk Lick

    • Jul 31st, 2020 - A Very Challenging Funky Double Stop Lick Using 4ths

    • Jul 17th, 2020 - Get Groovy Organ Player Vibes With This Lick in C

    • Jun 5th, 2020 - A Fast and Furious Funk Lick in D

    • May 29th, 2020 - A Challenging But Super Stanky Funk Lick in C

    • May 3rd, 2019 - A very funky but super easy Maceo Parker lick

    • Apr 24th, 2020 - Check Out This Funky-Bluesy-Jazzy Chromatic Lick in A

    • Feb 14th, 2020 - A Simple But Funky Pentatonic Lick in C

    • Jan 10th, 2020 - A Super Cool Funky Repeating Lick in C

    • Dec 6th, 2019 - Learn a Snappy Pinch Technique in this Funky Lick in E

    • Nov 8th, 2019 - This Funky Intervallic Lick is a Real Stunner

    • Nov 1st, 2019 - This Funky Lick is Not as Easy as it Sounds

    • Oct 25th, 2019 - An Easy, but Funky Little Lick in G

    • Sep 27th, 2019 - An Easy But Super Cool Repeating Lick

    • Sep 13th, 2019 - Clapton Got Funky on This Lick From "I Shot the Sheriff"

    • Aug 2nd, 2019 - An Impossibly Funky Lick from Tony Maiden of Rufus

    • Jul 26th, 2019 - Open Strings Make All the Difference in this Funky Lick in E

    • Jul 19th, 2019 - A Simple Little Jazz-Funk Lick in E

    • May 31st, 2019 - A funky little Lick for "Standing on shaky ground"

    • May 24th, 2019 - Probably My Weirdest Funky Friday Lick Ever

    • Mar 15th, 2019 - A Very Funky Maceo Parker Inspired Lick

    • Mar 8th, 2019 - A Super Cool Jazz-Funk Lick Using Unison Slides

    • Feb 1st, 2019 - This challenging jazz-funk lick will have your right hand in knots

    • Jan 25th, 2019 - This Melvin Sparks Lick is Way Funky

    • Jan 18th, 2019 - Super easy but very funky lick in D

    • Jan 11th, 2019 - A funky dominant lick with some sweet chromaticism

    • Nov 30th, 2018 - This amazing lick that repeats every 3 beats will mess with your brain

    • Oct 26th, 2018 - See if you can keep up with this blistering C Mixolydian Lick!

    • Oct 19th, 2018 - Here is a fun, kinda flashy pentatonic lick in Am

    • Oct 12th, 2018 - It doesn't get much funkier than this Grant Green lick!

    • Sep 21st, 2018 - A Very Hip George Benson-esque Lick That Oozes Jazz-Funk

    • Jul 6th, 2018 - An awesome, versatile funk lick that will work equally well over blues, minor or dominant

    • June 29th, 2018 - Here is a Very Funky Dominant Chord Lick Based on Descending Sixths

    • June 22nd, 2018 - This Jeff Beck Inspired Lick Sounds Oh So Sweet Over "Superstition"

    • June 8th, 2018 - This Lick Makes Great Use of Sextuplet Feel

    • June 1st, 2018 - This Super Sexy Dorian Lick Will Take Your Santana Solos to New Heights of Suaveness.

    • Apr 20th, 2018 - This Larry Carlton lick is fat-free deliciousness, mmm mmm good!

    • Mar 30th, 2018 - A great little funky lick over G7-C7

    • Mar 16th, 2018 - Get a Hybrid Picking Workout with this Funky Jack McDuff Organ Lick

    • Feb 23rd, 2018 - A Super Funky Lick in G to Play Over Dominant Chords

    • Jan 19th, 2018 - Here is a super spanky lick to play over an E9 groove...this one oozes FUNK!

    • Dec 22nd, 2017 - A Little Bit of Chromaticism Goes a Long Way

    • Dec 1, 2017 - A nice bluesy funk link in E

    • Nov 17th, 2017 - Funky, Bluesy, Soulful...This Lick Has it ALL

    • Nov 3rd, 2017 - Here is a fairly simple polyrhythmic lick that works great over funky grooves.

    • Oct 20th, 2017 - Here's a funky little lick to be played over dominant chords(7ths, 9ths, 13ths etc).

    • Oct 6th, 2017 - The First Ever Funky Friday! A bluesy funk lick in Am

  • 04

    Funk Rhythm

    • September 3rd, 2021 - A Hard Groovin' Rhythm on a Popular Funk Chord Progression

    • July 23rd, 2021 - A Bluesy Little Funk Rhythm in C

    • June 25th, 2021 - Do You Think You Can Keep Up With This Funky Rhythm in Cm??

    • May 21st, 2021 - A Great Funk Rhythm By the Amazing Eric Gales

    • March 19th, 2021 - Learn To Use Chromatic Double Stops in This Funky Rhythm

    • February 19th, 2021 - The Rockin' Funk Groove From Mary J Blige's "Real Love"

    • January 1st, 2021 - A Very Funky Fingerstyle Groove in E

    • February 12th, 2021 - A Blistering Funk Groove in Em

    • Dec 18th, 2020 - A Nice and Easy Funk Rhythm in D

    • Dec 4th, 2020 - This Funk Rhythm in D Will Keep You Busy all Weekend

    • Sep 11th, 2020 - Put a heavy accented strum in this spot for extra stanky grooves.

    • Oct 16th, 2020 - This funk groove is so stanky you'll need a shower after

    • Jun 12th, 2020 - A Unique Funk Rhythm Using Ascending Chord Voicings

    • May 22nd 2020 - A Very Stanky Rhythm Fill to Play Over Minor Chords

    • May 15th, 2020 - Octaves in your Grooves are Super Funkalicious!

    • Mar 20th, 2020 - A Tricky But Super Funky Chordal Lick

    • Feb 28th, 2020 - An Absolutely Fierce Funk Guitar Groove in E

    • Feb 7th, 2020 - An Easy Funk Groove in G

    • Jun 28th, 2019 - Get Next Level Funk Rhythm with This 16th Note Triplet Groove

    • Jun 14th, 2019 - A super STANKY funk Rhythm in D

    • May 10th, 2019 - An amazing funk groove in C

    • Apr 26th, 2019 - A Easy Little Jazz-Funk Double Stop

    • Apr 12th, 2019 - A Super Stanky Funk Rhythm Groove in C minor

    • Feb 22nd, 2019 - A Very Funky Rhythm Combining Single Notes and Chords

    • Dec 14th, 2018 - A very funky, melodic funk rhythm in A minor

    • Nov 9th, 2018 - A MUST SEE rhythmic lick based on what I call the funky flutter technique

    • Aug 31st, 2018 - Here is a super greasy funk rhythm with a great E7#9 voicing

    • Apr 13th, 2018 - An awesome layered funk groove in A

    • Jan 26th, 2018 - A greasy little skank rhythm thanks works equally well over dominant or minor grooves

    • Oct 27th, 2017 - A great little funk rhythm lick that works over dominant chords

    • Oct 13th, 2017 - Here's a funkier voicing of the 7#9 chord, aka the Hendrix chord.

  • 05

    Blues Lead

    • September 10th, 2021 - Funky Fridays On Tour - Vienna, Austria - Simple Blues Lick in A

    • August 13th, 2021 - The 1-1/2 Step Bend is Super Cool, Here is a Great Blues Lick Using It

    • July 9th, 2021 - Get a Little Outside on Your Blues Using the Lydian Dominant Sound

    • May 28th, 2021 - A Signature Lick From The Legendary Robert Cray

    • April 23rd, 2021 - A Super Funky Minor Blues Lick

    • April 2nd, 2021 - A MUST have slow blues lick in A

    • March 12th, 2021 - A Very Cool Mixolydian Blues Lick in C

    • February 26th, 2021 - A Great Funky Blues Turnaround Lick

    • February 5th, 2021 - Probably My Favorite Robben Ford Dorian Lick - in Em

    • January 15th, 2021 - A Funky Blues Lick From The Great Freddie King

    • December 11th, 2020 - Albert King Licks Never Get Old

    • Nov 20th, 2020 - Another Easy Blues Lick in G - Using Chromaticism

    • Oct 30th, 2020 - A Great Blues Lick w/ an Important Phrasing Lesson

    • Sep 18th, 2020 - You'll Love This Slippery Little Blues Lick

    • Jul 3rd, 2020 - This Whole Tone Scale Lick is Perfect for Blues I7 leading to IV7 Chord

    • May 1st, 2020 - A New Twist on a Classic Blues Double Stop Lick

    • Mar 27th, 2020 - A Nasty Blues Lick in E

    • Jan 31st, 2020 - A challenging hybrid picking lick that turns heads over a blues

    • Dec 20th, 2019 - A Super Cool Bluesy Double Stop Lick in A

    • Nov 22nd, 2019 - A Stellar Blues Lick by the Great Danny Gatton

    • Oct 18th, 2019 - A funky blues lick in C

    • Oct 11th, 2019 - Another Greasy Blues Lick

    • Oct 4th, 2019 - This week's lick is an easy funky blues gem

    • Sep 20th, 2019 - Lovin' This Funky Larry Carlton Lick

    • Aug 9th, 2019 - A Simple Blues Lick with a Killer Bend

    • Jul 5th, 2019 - A Slightly Tricky Blues-Rock Double Stop in A

    • June 7th, 2019 - A Super Simple but Tasty Blues Lick in A

    • Apr 5th, 2019 - A jazzy little blues lick in open E position

    • Mar 22nd, 2019 - A Tasty Robben Ford-esqe Modern Blues Lick

    • Mar 1st, 2019 - A Simple but Funky Little Blues Lick

    • Dec 7th, 2018 - A very cool, easy descending double stop lick

    • Nov 23rd, 2018 - Here is a tasty little blues scale jem from Steely Dan's "Black Friday"

    • Nov 16th, 2018 - A nice and easy BB King inspired funky blues lick

    • Nov 2nd, 2018 - This half-whole diminished scale lick is a very slick way to get from the I to IV chord in a blues

    • Sep 14th, 2018 - Here is a Killer Blues Lick Based on a Slide-Bend Combo Technique....YOU NEED THIS!

    • July 20th, 2018 - A funkified, bluesy country lick? YES Please!

    • Jul 13th, 2018 - Don't own a slide? No, problem! Emulate the slide vibe with these tasty blues bends

    • May 25th, 2018 - A great, challenging double stop lick that sounds great over a dominant chord

    • Apr 6th, 2018 - Here is a groovy polyrhythmic lick that sounds awesome over a blues shuffle

    • Mar 23rd, 2018 - Get a little outside the lines on this killer diminished lick to lead from the I7 to IV7 in the blues

    • Mar 2nd, 2018 - A relatively easy but very funky SRV lick

    • Feb 2nd, 2018 - This Hiram Bullock bending lick is a killer, not for the faint-hearted!

    • Dec 29th, 2017 - Bluesy Bent Double Stop Lick for Shuffle

  • 06

    Blues Rhythm

    • March 26th, 2021 - Using a Diminished Passing Chord in the Blues

    • January 29th, 2021 - A Very Nice Blues Chord Substitution

    • Oct 23rd, 2020 - When Funk Meets the Blues - This is Not Your Grandpa's Shuffle

    • Oct 2nd, 2020 - Learn a very cool chromatic embellishment for a blues shuffle rhythm

    • Jul 24th, 2020 - A Stellar Blues Rhythm with a 7th Chord Voicing You Should Know

    • Jun 19th, 2020 - A Very Nice Swingin' Blues Rhythm in G

    • Mar 29th, 2019 - A Great Chord Voicing for Your Jazz-Blues Turnaround and More

    • Feb 16th, 2018 - Jazz up your slow blues with this beautiful turnaround

    • Nov 10th, 2017 - A couple of killer passing chords to use in a blues turnaround

  • 07

    R&B/Soul

    • August 20th, 2021 - A Nice & Easy R&B Fill For Major 7th Chords

    • June 4th, 2021 - A Simple R&B Fill You Should Be Playing

    • May 7th, 2021 - A Soulful R&B Fill For Minor Chords

    • April 30th, 2021 - A Nice, Laid Back Mixolydian Lick

    • April 16th, 2021 - Is it Soul? Is it Country? Who cares...it sure is TASTY!

    • January 22nd, 2021 - A MUST HAVE Simple, Soulful Rhythm

    • Nov 27th, 2020 - This Teenie Hodges Lick Is Old-School Soul Perfection

    • Oct 9th, 2020 - A kinda challenging but very soulful lick in d minor

    • Sep 4th, 2020 - So Much Soul in This Tasty R&B Fill

    • Aug 28th, 2020 - Learn the rhythm for "Clean Up Woman" played right

    • Aug 14th, 2020 - You Need To Know This A7b9 to Dm7 Chordal Lick

    • Jul 10th, 2020 - A Funky Little R&B Fill in A

    • Apr 17th, 2020 - A Great Old School R&B Fill You Gotta Know!

    • Feb 21st, 2020 - A Simple but Tasty Fill for Minor Chords

    • Jan 3rd, 2020 - A Soulful Use of Intervals of 4ths in Lead Playing

    • Dec 27th, 2019 - A Bit of Gospel-ish Feel in this Lick in C

    • Dec 13th, 2019 - The Great Intro Lick from Tower of Power's "So Very Hard To Go"

    • Aug 30th, 2019 - A Gorgeous Fill for Major 7 Chords

    • Jul 12th, 2019 - A Beautiful R&B Guitar Fill in D

    • May 17th, 2019 - Learn a simple, quick and tasty neo soul-ish chord lick.

    • Feb 15th, 2019 - A very nice gospel inspired groove in Am

    • Feb 8th, 2019 - Here is a beautiful fill that sounds great over Major 7th chords.

    • Oct 5th, 2018 - Awesome, funky double stop lick over D major

    • Jun 15th, 2018 - Here is a beautiful, slip-slidin' lick for major 7th chords

    • May 11th, 2018 - Here is a very soulful but easy, George Benson-esque Lick over Am

    • May 4th, 2018 - A nice jazzy lick with a funky feel to play over major 7th chords

    • Jan 12th, 2018 - A nice funky little lick using sixths over Am

  • 08

    Jazzier Things

    • August 27th, 2021 - A Nice Jazzy Lick Using The Melodic Minor Scale

    • June 18th, 2021 - A Very Hip Way to Play an Important Chord Progression

    • December 25th, 2020 - A Super Simple, Festive Christmas Lick

    • Aug 7th, 2020 - A Very Simple Trick To Get Cool Lydian Sounds Over Major Chords

    • Sep 25th, 2020 - Get Groovy 007 Vibes with This Cool Lick in E Minor

    • Jun 26th, 2020 - These 4 voicings work super well together over minor jams

    • May 8th, 2020 - This G Dorian Lick is Smooth as Silk

    • Apr 10th, 2020 - My Favorite Major 7 and Minor 9 Chord Voicing

    • Apr 3rd, 2020 - A Dark and Spooky Lick in C Minor

    • Mar 13th, 2020 - A Jazzy Whole Tone Scale Lick Over a Funky Groove

    • Jan 24th, 2020 - Another Very Cool Superimposed Arpeggio Lick

    • Jan 17th, 2020 - Playing a Major 7th Arpeggio Over a Funky Dominant Groove? Yes!

    • Nov 15th, 2019 - A Challenging Lick to Jazz Up a Shuffle

    • Aug 23rd, 2019 - A Very Jazzy Dorian Lick in A Minor

    • Aug 16th, 2019 - A Super Funky Lydian Dominant Lick in D

    • Jun 21st, 2019 - Learn to get a little outside with this easy trick in D minor

    • Apr 19th, 2019 - Liven Up Your Minor Jams With This Haunting Melodic Minor Lick

    • Jan 4th, 2019 - Liven up your funk with this melodic minor stunner

    • Sep 28th, 2018 - This Lydian Dominant Lick is Sure to Turn Some Heads

    • Sep 7th, 2018 - A beautiful lydian lick that uses descending arpeggios and sounds AMAZING over a Major7 chord groove

    • Aug 24th, 2018 - Here is a quite tasty lick utilizing some nice slurs in melodic minor

    • May 18th, 2018 - This Sweet Sounding Quartal Harmony is a Great Way to Give Minor Chords Jams a Fresh, Modern Sound

    • March 9th, 2018 - Here is a burning lick to play over a half-time shuffle feel

    • Feb 9th, 2018 - Here is a nice Dmaj7 arpeggio superimposed over an E9 Chord.....dee-licious!

    • Jan 5th, 2018 - Here is an awesome lick that uses arpeggios from F major descending over a C7 chord

    • Dec 15th, 2017 - A Nice Little Funky/Jazzy Melodic Minor Lick

    • Dec 8th, 2017 - Here is a tasty little lydian flavored lick that sounds great over major 7 chords

    • Nov 24th, 2017 - Oh so funky with a hint of jazz

  • 09

    Funky Friday Licks On Tour

    • October 1st, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - Malaga, Spain - A Cool Robben Ford-ish Lick in C

    • September 24th, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - Cartagena, Spain - A Funky James Brown Style Groove

    • September 17th, 2021 - Funky Friday On Tour - Barcelona, Spain - A Funky Ascending Lick in D

    • September 10th, 2021 - Funky Fridays On Tour - Vienna, Austria - Simple Blues Lick in A

    • Dec 28th, 2018 - Here is a funky blues lick from the top of a massive sand dune in Namibia(Stay to the End!!)

    • Dec 21st, 2018 - A greasy little blues lick from Cape Town!

    • Aug 17th, 2018 - A funky lick over C7 from Longyearben, Svalvard...the world's northernmost town

    • Aug 3rd, 2018 - A beautiful major 7 lick from stunning Geiranger, Norway

    • Jul 27th, 2018 - A bluesy little lick in D from Stavanger, Norway

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