Watch the Crossroads Groove: 2 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Progressive Blues Power

This solo is kicked off with A major in second position, moving immediately into A minor pentatonic. I then shift up to 5th position for a classic Clapton-esque phrase, followed by a repeated phrase built from the fifth and flatted seventh that is vibrato-ed slowly and evenly. In bars 8 and 9, I use a threes on fours technique as a lick built from three 16th notes but is played as straight 16th notes. Through the whole chorus I progressively move up the board, incorporating many different scale positions in order to create a solo that tells a story and transmits musicality and emotion.

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