Watch the My Sad Guitar: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 3
All of the notes used in this solo come from A minor pentatonic (A C D E G) which is the same series of notes as as C major pentatonic (C D E G A) but starting at a different point. I begin on the G string in 12th position with a hammer from G to A and then I bend the A up one and a half steps to C and then apply a very slow, wide vibrato. Eric used very light string gauges--.009-.042--so the G string was either a .015 or a .016, making it relatively easy to bend and also facilitates the execution of bent vibratos. In bar 5, i utilize a technique known as oblique bending, as two notes are sounded together while one is bent and the other is fretted normally. Notice how the great majority of the solo remains in 12th position, and then at the very end I use a melodic line as a means to move up the fretboard to 17th position.