Watch the Phrase 3: A2 online guitar lesson by Mark Stefani from Jazzed Blues

This segment features a highly rhythmic lick that combines minor pentatonic phrasing with double-stop punches, ala Benson. It opens with some staccato, funky picking involving left-hand string dampening. Because of all the repetition involved, there's a lot of drive to this kind of improvising, and plenty of creative freedom in using the theme as a basis to build a strong solo, one that's rich in the percussive personality of the guitar. Plenty of variations to explore.

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