This chart provides a number of common blues licks. Licks are the ideas in a solo that most listeners find to be catchy to the ear. In some cases the licks may be repeated over and over again in a solo. For ease of reading, each of the licks in this chart are written to be played over a standard 12-bar blues progression in the key of A. Most of these ideas are conceived out of the A minor pentatonic scale or the A blues scale. There are a few exceptions however. Have fun with these classic licks.