Warren Haynes Slow Blues Lick

In this lesson I want to show you a Warren Haynes style slow blues lick in the key of G. This lick has a lot of Warren’s style in it such as pre bending and over bending. I highly recommend you check out his first album with Govt Mule and specifically the song Mother Earth. It’s got some really cool blues licks on that one.

Warren is one of my all time favorite guitarists, and I’ve been copping his licks since I was 18 years old. He’s one of the main reasons I started playing slide guitar as well. His combination of note choice, and tone has always left me amazed when listening to him play.

Learn more about playing like Warren in my Play Like Warren Haynes Course.

Are you a Warren Haynes fan? Leave a comment below.


  1. How bout you produce a “play in the style of warren Haynes” DVD?!!! I would buy it ASAP!

  2. Wow … I started watching this and thought the exact same thing as above. Way pumped about your Warren Haynes DVD set. Totally going to buy that.

    I can’t tell you how much your Master Slide Guitar Course has helped me. The way that you pace your lessons and the down-to-Earth delivery is absolutely perfect. I can’t imagine anyone not being able to grow as a player with these lessons. I’ve been playing for about 18 years and I teach private lessons and I keep finding new stuff in the lessons when I watch them again.

    Great work sir!


  3. warren haynes is the f-in man. he’s the reason i picked the guitar up again after a very long hiatus. I really enjoyed your Dickey Betts Lesson set. I to am looking forward to your lesson set on Warren.

  4. Yes a video on Warren wondered how long it was going to be befor ya got around to it cant wait his las cd was the bomb

  5. Hi john
    You ar doing fantastic job teaching blues lead and slide. But however I do think it is about time you should but a rhythm course up for people like me. I dont play slide but I do play blues lead guitar and I am very good, But my rhythm (blued) guitar really sucks, please will you do a dvd course on the subject I for one will buy it. Its the only think that stops me from joining or forming a band. If you have a look on the net you will see that there is not a lot out there. Please Please John.

    Kind Regards

    1. I agree completely. I now feel confident in lead guitar playing but struggle with Blues/jazz rhythm. My rhythm plaing is very basic and would really like to spice it up. I would love a DVD series that addressed these topics. Thanks!

  6. Awesome… what are your tone/amp settings for this lick? it’s so meaty and thick, yet not muddy.

  7. Hi John.
    First let me say how usefull I am finding your blues guitar lessons. I found you on Youtube the other week by accident. However, I find myself increasingly adding your lessons to my favourites. One thing I cant find though is how to maintain vibrato whilst holding a full or even half string bend. Do you have any excercises that can help build the necessary strength in hand and wrist as lack of this skill is holding me back from my perfect sound.

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