Ex­am­ple BLUES SOLO 6

Guitar Techniques - - INTRO -

This cho­rus is rem­i­nis­cent of the blues in­stru­men­tal style as played by Eric Clap­ton; how­ever, it is not in­tended as an au­then­tic fac­sim­ile of Clap­ton’s style (match­ing tone, note-length and vi­brato etc), it’s more about the har­monic and melodic vo­cab­u­lary in­volved.

As with the pre­vi­ous two cho­ruses, the first eight bars are roughly split into two: a four-bar sec­tion that is re­peated in a slightly mod­i­fied form in or­der to fit the un­der­ly­ing chords. Here, it’s prob­a­bly best to think of A ma­jor Blues scale: A-B-C-C#-E-F#

1- 2- 3- 5- 6 Only here, a C# note can only be played when the chord is A7, as it would clash with the D7. Over the A7 chord, note the in­ter­play be­tween the ‘cor­rect’ C# note the darker-sound­ing al­ter­na­tive, C.

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