12 Bar Blues Soloing Using Chord Tones

Mike's here with a channel episode! His tip of the week is to make sure your bends are in tune. Make sure to know what your target note is. Hit that note and compare it to the bend you are making to see if you getting it right.

For the main lesson content Mike shows you how to use chord tones to solo over a 12 bar blues progression. This is a great way to start soloing because it is literally using the notes of the underlying chord progression as the material for the solo licks.

If you want to learn more about using chord tones to solo, then GT has tutorials covering that topic in greater detail & depth.

Targeting Chord Tones

Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic 1

Major Notes In Minor Pentatonic 2

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