12 bar ma­Jor blues Jam

Guitar Techniques - - BLUES THEORY -

Our ma­jor blues solo is per­formed over the rhythm piece we looked at ear­lier. It’s a fun chal­lenge to per­form both with a loop pedal, or a jamming buddy. This solo uses plenty of chord tones to nail the tonal­ity. All the pick­ing di­rec­tions have been no­tated, and again the odd bit of hy­brid pick­ing has been used in the in­ter­est of tonal colour. The lick in bar 19 and 20 is like some­thing Derek Trucks might play and is tricky to get right - make sure the string bend is in tune. In bar 23 we’re right up the dusty end and pluck­ing with the sec­ond fin­ger (m) re­ally helps the notes to sing. The end­ing is an old cliché but works a treat.

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