Watch the BT Blues Solo online guitar lesson by Mark Wilson from Blue Grooves

This particular solo motif is predominantly based off the E minor pentatonic scale, and highlights the flat 5 (the blues note). It has a heavy swing feel with a strong recurring theme, another common blues approach when soloing. In this example, the technique uses whole step bends and downward slides. In the 6th bar, an octave slide is employed to create a fuller sound. Also note the overdrive tone common in most blues rock tunes. Visit Buddy Guy at

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