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SRV Lesson 1

Riffing Over E

During the first two licks, we set the scene by putting ourselves in the key of E blues. Blues keys incorporate elements of major and minor, and the first lick is a great example of that. We kick off in the E minor pentatonic shape 2, and then work back to shape 1, also including the major 3rd from the E major chord. If you would like to know more about 'blues keys' then check out our Genre Study course on blues! When we move up to lick 2 then we move into pentatonic shape 5.