Being an instrumental player in a blues, jazz, or rock band is no easy job. It requires you to have a set of skills and knowledge, but also to be able to think on your feet. So, as a guitar player, your go-to licks and phrases might need altering depending on the shift in groove, tempo, or genre.

In his course, Creative Lick Phrasing Guidebook, Richard Hallebeek guides you in mastering concepts and approaches you’ll need to be adaptable when playing your favorite licks at the gig.

Here are 6 free creative lick phrasing guitar lessons from the course. For the full course, check out Richard Hallebeek’s Creative Lick Phrasing Guidebook on TrueFire!

Creative Lick Phrasing – Rolling Fingers


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For this one, we are using two fingers on the left hand in a pentatonic scale. Rolling them gets you some great licks!

Creative Lick Phrasing – Timing Variations


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The lines in this course are all mostly notated in 16ths. Use these licks as a source and create your own by making timing variations.

Creative Lick Phrasing – Dominant 7 Melodic Minor


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This lick uses the melodic minor scale on top of a dominant 7th chord.

Creative Lick Phrasing – 7 Alt Pentatonic


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This is a II-V-I progression and we’re using the minor pentatonic scale exclusively.

Creative Lick Phrasing – Q.E.D. Performance


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Here’s a track called “Q.E.D.” We’re going to be playing a few of the major 7th lines I showed you earlier, also using some of our free timing concepts.

Creative Lick Phrasing – Q.E.D. Breakdown


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Now, let’s break this track down step by step!

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