Watch the Down Home Solo online guitar lesson by Mark Wilson from Blue Grooves

This solo is a great example of "call and response" solo execution, a classic technique in blues soloing. Also, notice how the vibrato techniques and bends creates a "singing" voice which is also very typical of powerful blues solos. The use of downward slides bring a sense of completion, and the rests added at the end of each phrase increase the overall sense of drama. Many players fail to remember the concept that a rest is just as important as a note. Visit Mick Taylor at

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