Instructor: Rick Graham
In this lesson I'd like to discuss basic 12 bar blues improvisation. Although this element of music is taught all over the world and has been for quite some time, I feel that a lot of players can overlook the solid foundation that blues can give you, particularly in terms of improvisation.
The solo example that is presented here initially came ...
OK, lets take a look at the solo!
Actually, before we look at the solo, the first thing you'll want to do is familiarise yourself with the chords marked in the notation below. We have:
G7 - C7 - D7
These chords form the I - IV - V of a major key with one big difference: they are all DOMINANT chords.
If these chords were all diatonic, we could use the sam...
Have fun with the backing track and try to take what you have learned within this lesson and create your own lines. Be creative!
Best of luck!