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Blues Pentatonic Guitar Solo
This week's GuitarBlog explores a 12-bar Blues guitar solo. Learning any guitar solo is excellent practice. When we study guitar solos, we learn new techniques, new ways for phrasing parts, and new ways of playing our scales all along and across the guitar neck.
One of the most popular guitar scales to study is the, "Blues Scale." When I was studying scales, it was always fun to discover any type of new lead guitar idea. I could take the new ideas and integrate them into my own playing allowing me to better understand the scale, and how it could be applied. With every new guitar solo, I was able to learn a new concept to help further my musical studies.
In this video, I'm going to breakdown a 12-bar blues solo in the key of, "C Blues." First, I'll play through the entire 12-Bar lead. Then, I'll run through each line - measure by measure - (four bars at a time). As you follow along with me, you'll be able to fully understand the entire solo step by step. I hope you enjoy the lesson!
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June 10, 2016:
This lesson covers some of the most common concepts that need to be addressed when it comes to lifting songs off of albums using nothing but your guitar and your ears. We'll cover methods for listening, we'll look at ways to study hearing melodic ideas on your fingerboard. And, I will discuss audio editors that you can use to be able to hear song parts easier. Watch the video lesson to find out more, Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.