Watch the Paging Joseph: Lead 2 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 2
The majority of this solo is based on the E minor pentatonic scale (E G A B D) but at the very end of the second chorus of the solo, I move down the fretboard to open position and switch to lines based on the E blues scale (E G A Bb B D). The initial high A-to-B bend is treated with heavy vibrato, wherein I hold the bending finger in place and, using a stiff wrist and forearm, shake the entire guitar up and down, with the fretting finger acting as a fulcrum. This style of vibrato was favored by Stevie Ray Vaughan and facilitates the execution of a wide and slow-style vibrato. I then move from the high E to the B string for a quick slide down from 15th to 12th position, pulling off on the B string from the 17th to the 15th fret, followed by a slide from the 15th to the 12th fret. The first chorus ends with a sustained oblique bend as A is bent up one whole step to B on the G string while a high D, fretted on the B string, is sustained; this sets up the tremolo-picked figure that kicks off the second chorus, sounded by quickly alternate picking between the B and G string while the whole step bend is released and re-bent repeatedly. The solo ends with a slide down to the E blues scale played in open position, with an abundant use of open strings.