Watch the Thrill is Gone: Ex. 5b online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Kings of Blues & Rock Vol. 4: B.B. King

In this example, my goal is to demonstrate how a few simple variations can serve to increase the intensity of the solo lines. Everything played here is still based on B minor pentatonic (B D E F# A) but I simply accentuate a steady stream of eighth notes pushed forward by the incorporation of 16th notes. Also, the first five bars of this solo offer a succession of variations on the same basic melody, or melodic ingredients, which is a great way to build tension and excitement when devising a solo.

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