EXAMPLE 1 SOLO 1
Our first solo is very much in the T- Bone Walker style, based around a standard 12- bar shuffle in the key of C. Joe opens with C minor to C major pentatonic idea utilising the blues note (b5, Gb) with a slide on the second string resolving on the root note (C). The following phrases (bars 1- 4) expand on this idea further, decorating the basic form with chromatics and chord tones outlining a C7 arpeggio in bar 2 then branching into some minor pentatonic ideas for bar 3. When we move to the IV chord (F9 - F A C Eb G), Joe continues to use the C minor pentatonic (C Eb F G Bb), which as you can see contains similar notes, outlining an F7 arpeggio in bar 6. A jazzy idea in bar 7- 8 where we target the root note of the V chord (G9) with an enclosure idea by ascending with double-stops then descending with chords (A9, Ab9, G9), before hitting G9. We finish with the turnaround featuring C minor and C major based lead playing.