EXAMPLE10 t-bone WAlKer
T-Bone set the blues soloing template and was one of the first to bend strings. The bends in bar 10 are the kind of idea that players like Chuck Berry would go on to establish as the cornerstones of rock and roll. The turnaround in bar 14 is a T-Bone favourite and he would play many variations during a solo. This lick is also the basis of one of Srv’s classic licks. Srv would often include the (C) to add chromatic interest, but the contour remains similar to T-Bone’s formula.