Watch the Variation 6-7a online guitar lesson by Mark Stefani from Jazzed Blues
In the pair of solo variations performed in this segment, we'll leave the distortion on and start taking even more liberties with the licks and phrasing. The tasteful addition of well-placed blues notes, plus increasing the repetition factor on select licks, can really add to the original recipe. At this point, your ear should be well-acclimated to the basic theme and the number of potential solo variations. Now we need to start breaking the solo apart bar by bar, which will lead to even more ideas.