Watch the Hoochie Mama: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 3

A great way to maintain the tension built up during the verses is to take the same approach when soloing as compared to the vocal, in that the solo lines drop into the spaces left by the primary lick. Once I have started the licks, however, it sounds good to allow the last note in each phrase to sustain through the beginning of the restatement of the lick. Most of the phrases begin on the G string, as the heaviest of the unwound strings will sound the strongest. In bar 5, I change the rhythm of the solo line to pairs of swinging eighth notes, which is a departure from the straight eighth note triplets accentuated earlier. Through the remainder of the solo, I build tension by moving up higher on the neck and end with jump from A minor pentatonic in 17th position down to the same scale in fifth position.