Example BLUES SOLO 6
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.