Example Blues solo 4
The bulk of notes here are drawn from an A7 arpeggio. The only exception is the C note, which is used as a grace note to the C#.
Here, it’s mainly the A minor Pentatonic scale. The ‘curl’ on the C denotes that it is bent towards the C# (3rd of A7) only it never quite makes it (and is cut off as it rises, rather than be let down in any way).
Next, we have a variation on the main motif used in the first three bars; however, this time, rather than a C hammering on to a C#, we have a B hammering on to a C in anticipation of the following chord (C is the of D7).
This modified form of the original motif is then continued through the D7 chord, but then reverts back to the original at the end of bar 6 in anticipation of the A7 chord in bar 7. Apart from the short motif, also note that there is a much larger theme being repeated; basically, the first four bars are repeated in a modified form.
Here, chromatic notes from the previous bar are used to approach what is, effectively, a melody composed entirely of E7 chord tones. Then, at the end of bar 9 and start of bar 10, we get the same approach played down a tone for D7.
Compositionally, here we see a return to the theme straddling bars 2 and 3, and 6 and 7.
We finish with a chromatic approach to the root note of E7. I hope you agree that this makes for a more musical and less haphazard blues solo.