This Is How You Blues Solo On The Fly… Part 3 of 6

Here’s Blues Solo no 3 in the series of 6 that we’re investigating

So we are at the halfway mark. If you’ve been working on Blues Solos 1 & 2 you’ll have seen your playing improve and you’ll start to get a feel for improvising short phrases in a 12 bar blues.

These solos are a great way to develop your improvising and soloing skills.

Listen To The Great’s To Become Great!

Another way to grow your improvising and most importantly is to listen to great players soloing so you get the idea of what it’s all about.

There are so many great recordings which makes it impossible to compile a list of essential listening.

Some people might suggest Led Zepplelin and I think you can only benefit by checking out Jimmy Page’s solos.

Jimmy Page

In so many ways he set the standard for soloing on the electric guitar in a Rock context but of course there are so many great players to listen to from Hendrix and Jeff Beck through to Van Halen and Pat Metheny but maybe a good place to start is the “Beano Album”.

Beano Album

The official name of the record is John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton.

Clapton’s playing on that album influenced a generation and beyond so why not take advantage and learn by hearing a lead guitar Masterclass… but above all enjoy some great music.

Blues solo no 3 is in a new key, the key of A and features licks very like early Clapton so learn it! work it up and watch your style and playing grow.

What are you waiting for!

Steve