Watch the Gatemouth 1 online guitar lesson by Matthieu Brandt from Jump Blues
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown used to create tension in his melodies by playing a straight time feel solo on a shuffle feel accompaniment.
In the first section of this lesson we look at this effect he used in his hit "Okie Dokie Stomp".
What happens if we throw out the "blue" notes from the Standard Riff? We'll end up playing a major scale over major chords: what a concept!
The second section focuses on the major pentatonic scale. It's the scale that replaces the flatted third from the Standard Riff with the major second.