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Watch the Breakdown 3 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Slow Blues Power

An effective approach to take to creating a cohesive solo is to utilize similar melodic shapes, ideas, and phrasing types, which was one of my goals with this solo. This technique serves as a unifying factor in regard to the entire story that you are trying to tell with your solo. Over the V (five) chord, A7, in bar 9, I play some fast, rhythmically complex lines based on a combination of A Dorian (A B C D E F# G) and the A Blues scale (A C D Eb E G), articulated with many pull-offs to open strings, as I had done over the other chords in the progression throughout the solo. Also, I slide up from the minor third of A, C, to the major third, C#; sliding up from the minor to the major third is another technique used previously in the solo over the other chords.