EXAMPLE Solo 1: Joe bonamassa Style
[Bars 9-12] Joe uses similar pedal-tone ideas throughout the live album, particularly at climactic points in long extended solos, so feel free when improvising to stretch these ideas out. The technical challenge here is the rapid transition between 12th and 17th fret on the second string at the start of bar 10, so it might be worth isolating this lick and working with your metronome to build the required accuracy, clarity and precision. [Bars 13-16] A casual glance at the Pentatonic phrase across bars 14 and 15 might not initially yield a pattern or sequence; but if you look closer then a grouping of seven notes begins to appear. It’s best to think of this lick as consisting of two melodic fragments, a four and a three, sandwiched together and star ting from each new string with no gap between in constant 16th notes, therefore producing a seven-against-four rhythmic displacement. What better way to balance all this rhythmic ambiguity than with a selection of choice Pentatonic and unison bends to conclude.