Let's take a look at lick No 2, in the style of Buddy Guy.
This lick is going to start off with our first finger on the eighth fret, and we're
going to hammer onto the tenth fret with our third finger. That's on the B string.
It's really a grace note.
From there we go to our ninth fret with our second finger, and then down to the B
string again on the eighth fret... and then, again, we repeat that grace note, that quick
hammer from eight to ten. Moving back to our first finger again, and then our second finger
once again on the ninth fret of the G string. And that covers the notes that we playing in our
tonic position or our tonic pentatonic scale.
Moving down to our Am pentatonic scale, with our first finger on the G string,
fifth fret ... then our third finger is going to be on the D string, seventh
fret... Finishing off with the slide on the A string, seventh fret, third finger.
First finger on the D string, fifth fret, and then back to our seventh fret,
third finger...now dropping back with our first finger on the fifth fret of the G
string, and finally ending up with our third finger on the seventh fret of the D string.
We can break this up into two sections. The first section being in the tonic position ...
take that again for you ...
Then we move into our next section which is our Am pentatonic scale...
Put both sections together ...
Ok, so let's put our little backing track on. I'll play the lick, and then you play the lick,
so we bounce back and forward about four times. See how we go.
... (now you) ...
... (now you) ...
... () ...
... (last time) ...
Always remember the important thing about learning any guitar lick is that you play
it many, many, many times. Join it with other licks that you know, and also try it into
different keys. Even experiment a little bit with the phrasing. Good luck with it. I'm
sure you'll have a lot of success and a lot of fun.