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

This solo begins with a multiple string bend, wherein, while bending the high E string at the fifth fret, I catch the B string and some of the G string under the same fretting finger, the ring finger, and sound three strings (and three bends) at the same time. Bending two and three strings at a time in this way is very reminiscent of the great blues guitar master Albert King, who was one of Jimi Hendrix's greatest influences. I line up the index and middle fingers behind the ring finger in order to reinforce the bend.

Fast phrases devised of slides and pull-offs offset slower, more deliberate lines in the attempt to create a solo with melody as well as emotional content. Notice also the subtle use of hybrid picking, which combines flatpicking and fingerpicking, as fingerpicking is used on the higher strings so they will jump out with emphasis.

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