Learn A Lick: John Mayer’s Fast Lick
He began his career perorming mainly acoustic rock, but slowly transitioned into the blues around ’05. He started playing with some of the blues greats including B.B. King, Buddy Guy, & Erric Clapton. He formed the band called the John Mayer Trio through which the blues influence can be heard.
While playing live, Mayer has been known to start a groove and just see where it goes. He is a master at ‘feeling’ a groove out, and the following video shows one of the classic licks he will often use. This lick is in the scale of Dm Pentatonic and you will be able to use it a lot if you master it. When you slow it down, it’s actually quite simple. So just start slow and soon you will be able to use it in your own solos.
Once you learn a lick, feel free to change it a little and make it your own. Learn from the masters, and then make it your own