Watch the Minor Blues online guitar lesson by Steve Lasner from Blues Expose

Minor blues is almost a genre in itself, the minor gives it a different emotive feel and note choice is different from major oriented songs. Try to keep the lead sweet and perhaps sad. Focus on the melody and don't let your solo get cluttered with too many notes. Targeting the right chord tones will help with the emotive flow. One note sustained can sometimes say more than several notes. Bending and vibrato are important spices. Some great examples of what is being shown here would be B.B. King and Albert King, but to take it a little further we could look at Carlos Santana or David Gilmour. For practice look at the rhythm track and look for nice little melodies that you can put together to make your solo, then you can mix them up to keep it fresh.

***Refefernce Diagrams
The following collection of chord voicings and scale diagrams is included to help you keep track of the different forms and fingerings mentioned throughout the various lessons in Blues Expose. They’re compiled here for easy reference as you work your way through the course.

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