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Blues Pentatonic Guitar Solo
This week's GuitarBlog explores a 12-bar Blues guitar solo. Learning any guitar solo is excellent practice. When we study guitar solos, we learn new techniques, new ways for phrasing parts, and new ways of playing our scales all along and across the guitar neck.


One of the most popular guitar scales to study is the, "Blues Scale." When I was studying scales, it was always fun to discover any type of new lead guitar idea. I could take the new ideas and integrate them into my own playing allowing me to better understand the scale, and how it could be applied. With every new guitar solo, I was able to learn a new concept to help further my musical studies.


In this video, I'm going to breakdown a 12-bar blues solo in the key of, "C Blues." First, I'll play through the entire 12-Bar lead. Then, I'll run through each line - measure by measure - (four bars at a time). As you follow along with me, you'll be able to fully understand the entire solo step by step. I hope you enjoy the lesson!


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June 24, 2016:
Harmony Guides Melody


Discusses the concept of how melody lines can be thought of as guided by the chord changes. We'll explore several ways that a melody can be tied into an underlying chord harmony, and we'll discuss the benefits of gaining a solid understanding for the chord tones that lay down the foundation for building melodic phrases and guitar solos. Be sure to watch Part 2 of this lesson and download the handout and jamtrack in the members area of

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