Watch the Solo Factory: Texas Blues online guitar lesson by Corey Congilio from Solo Factory: Texas Blues

Let me ask you this? Are you feeling a little better about constructing blues solos now? I hope so. The guitar is a tricky instrument to learn - period. There is no right way to do it. With so much information available on instruction out there, the student is often left with bits and pieces of knowledge and lack the real cohesive parts to help them put those pieces together.

This course is meant to function as a tutorial for putting the proverbial tab A into slot B. I believe that the material in this package can keep you busy building solos for weeks and months to come. I always like to have an underlying message in my courses and methods of instruction. The message here is to use the concept of this course as an outline for your improvising. Improvising or playing solos should ultimately be spontaneous but you have to do some woodshedding before you, as they say "learn it all, then forget it!"

Over the past 20 years, I've had the honor of studying with over a half dozen instructors. I've spent thousands of dollars on instruction books, DVDs and lesson downloads. I'm always learning because I believe that a little bit of knowledge from anyone and everyone makes one a better player and musician.

Remember, make music with this information. Playing guitar is only one aspect of the larger picture. Your job as a guitarist is to relay music to those who are listening. Sometimes you might be the only one listening but make the music honest and from the soul.

So, you've got the toolkit for Texas blues soloing. Go build a 12 bar beauty. Record or video yourself and show off to your own worse critic! You might be surprised how good you sound after digesting some of this stuff. Heck, post your results online so your friends, bandmates, and even I can see how well you're progressing.

Thanks so much for investing in my instruction process. It's been a pleasure meeting many of you via the world wide web! I'm looking forward to next time. Now get to the practice room!

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