How To CREATE Riffs & Licks (with the Blues Scale)

How to actually create your own riffs and licks using the blues scale, I will show you the best methods and some other cool tricks you can use.

A lot of people ask me how to actually construct their own riffs and licks using the blues scale. The best way to accomplish this in my opinion is just to sit down and play around with the scale until you come up with something. The trick is to start really simple and play what you can hear in your ear, by doing this you will naturally produce more lyrical and melodic lines.

Another great tip worth remembering is when you have a good sounding riff, you can change the where the first beat lays in the bar, and doing so changes all the accents and therefore the whole sound and feel of the riff.