12 bar maJor blues Jam
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.