Blues Lick #4: “You Gimme the Run-around”

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I call this type of pattern a “run-around” lick.

Lick patterns like these are easy to make into ear-catching runs, the kind you can easily move around the keyboard. The result can be some interesting and longer lines, even though the lick it’s based on is usually quite simple. A good “run-around” lick fits well under the fingers, and often has two connected fragments, which allows the two parts to kind of “leap frog” and “run around” with each other.  Dig? You’ll see.

 

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