Watch the Set 2: Phrase C1 online guitar lesson by Mark Stefani from Jazzed Blues

This next phrase opens with a familiar, Benson-like double-stop, but it was really the elder guitarist and another one of George's mentors, Grant Green, who paved the way in pioneering the use of pentatonic fifths in funky solos. Double-stops can have a powerful effect when used to preface a blues lick, as is the case here. This baby begins higher on the neck, shifting downward before settling into the bar position to finish it off.

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