Watch the My Sad Guitar: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 3

For this first example of soloing over this progression, my goal is to emulate Clapton's slow, mournful and melodic approach heard on the original track. This approach includes wide string bends--"overbends" of one and a half steps--plus slow and wide, vocal-like vibratos. The intention os for this solo to sound like it could have been sung, so no fast phrases are used; this is an example of striving to make the melody reigh supreme.