'Use the Blues' - Solo

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'Use the Blues' - breakdown

Hey people!

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 from an improvisation I made some years back. The reason I chose to 'set it in stone' so to speak was because I felt it was a good example of how one can target chord tones within a progression and make it feel like music as opposed to an exercise.

Watch the solo and, as always, try to pay attention to anything that you feel relevant to this lesson and I'll see you in the 'breakdown' section!