Watch the Slow Shuffle Groove: 4 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Progressive Blues Power

I begin the solo by moving up chromatically (one fret at a time) from the b5 (flatted fifth), Bb, to the fifth, B, which is played simultaneously with a b7 (flatted seventh), D. While sustaining both notes, I apply a wide vibrato by shaking the guitar neck with the fret hand. Keep the fret hand fingers firm to create a strong vibrato. Though this is an improvisation, my goal is to create memorable, melodic lines, so the very first riff I play becomes a theme that I revisit later in the solo in a few different ways. Notice also the way in which I incorporate open strings throughout to attain a full, ringing sound.

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