Watch the Juke Joint Jump 1 online guitar lesson by David Blacker from West Coast Blues

To jump, swing and play through the changes is an essential part of the West Coast guitar style. From Muddy Waters to Stevie Ray, great blues players have needed to rock a hard swinging boogie. The tune "Juke Joint Jump" combines these elements within a straight-ahead solo.

This section utilizes blues, bebop and swing-phrasing while remaining focused on targeting key chord tones to drive the changes home. To really make this solo come to life, do your best to nail a killer tone--a good place to start is a warm, full-sounding tube amp with a touch of reverb.