OK bluesmen of the Fire, you've had enough time to get a grip on the 23
blues progressions and 69 rhythm lessons that Chris Buono presented in
Guitar Lab: Blues Progressions and so now it's time to start blowing
solos over those 69 choruses. And we're going to have to respectfully ask
you to strip away those tired old pentatonic lines of yours and prepare to
put some fresh flesh on those bones 'cause Buono's pulled out all of the
stops on this one.
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"No doubt about it - we guitarists LOVE to solo! And what do we love to solo
over? The blues, baby! When you're in the zone, there's nothing
better than diggin' into a root-position minor pentatonic scale and blowin'
lick after lick over a 12-bar I-IV-V at the local jam. But those I-IV-Vs and
stock licks tend to grow stale real fast."
Guitar Lab: Blues Progressions, which is still ranked as one of the top
TrueFire courses, gives players a fresh range of progressions to call out at
the jam or gig. However, the first question a student asks after completing
that course is; "Now, how do I solo over these forms?"
previous Guitar Lab expanded your repertoire of progressions, voicings and
rhythmic moves and so now we'll build up your soloing chops in a hurry as
well. So, grab your axe and get a fresh 9-volt in that Tube Screamer - we have
work to do!"
In Guitar Lab: Blues Soloing, our very own Professor of the Deep, Chris Buono, shows you
how to solo over all 69 choruses of the 23 blues progressions covered in his
previous Guitar Lab analyzing every chord and target tone along the way.
Chris explains and demonstrates melodic voice leading, motivic development,
stationary and movable permutations, repetition, call & response, space and
the all important principle of targeting tones.
69 solos that you'll work through were constructed to illustrate the key
concepts in the course rather than fancy technique. You'll find them all not
only very accessible but also melodic enough to serve as head melodies over
the progressions. Consequently, the harmonic and phrasing concepts at work
are very easy to identify and pick up on."
23 Progressions: 3 Solo Choruses Each
1. Sussy Strut: Key: Bb - 12 Bar
2. Larry's Trick: Key: G - 12 Bar
3. Lookin' Sharp!: Key: C - 12 Bar
4. Freddie Free: Key: Bb - 12 Bar
5. The Wes Coast: Key: Bb - 12 Bar
6. Sweet 16: Key: F# - 16 Bar
7. Basic Eight: Key: C - 8 Bar
8. Modified Eight: Key: F - 8 Bar
9. Ford-ward: Key: B - 6 Bar
10. Basie Loaded: Key: F - 12 Bar
11. Try Tone: Key: F - 12 Bar
12. For the Bird: Key: F - 12 Bar
13. Jonesing For Trouble: Key: G - 8 Bar
14. Worry Wart: Key: C# - 8 Bar
15. Hurricane Allman: Key: G - 12 Bar
16. Back Pedaling: Key: A - 12 Bar
17. Minor Au Naturale: Key: Am - 12 Bar
18. Minor of the Harmonic Kind: Key: Cm - 12 Bar
19. Blues For Dori | Key: Dm - 12 Bar
20. Gone Are the Thrills | Key: Bm - 12 Bar
21. Massive | Key: Gm - 12 Bar
22. Hamburger Meat | Key: F#m - 14 Bar
23. Six Pack | Key: Em - 6 Bar
All of the solos are transcribed in the accompanying Power Tab and PDF
charts and all of the rhythm tracks that Buono demonstrates over are
likewise included with the course. As always, Buono also includes the POD
tone files he used in the studio.
"If you haven't already installed the aforementioned 9-volt, get to it
because you're gonna need some extra juice for this one!" We'd recommend you
pick up a half dozen of those bad boys because you won't want to put down
your instrument for quite some time.