Watch the Slow G Groove online guitar lesson by David Grissom from Open Road Guitar
In Slow G Groove I am going to use the G mixolydian and G blues scale predominantly as it does have a major tonality. I will play a few 3rds here and there, but not that many! I will start the solo by using the open G string as a drone while I play the melody on the B string above it. I will do this up and down the neck and include a middle eastern sounding bend with some vibrato. Then I will move to some pedal steel ideas. On the second chorus I will take a lick that I played on my song Way Down Deep off of my third CD. I will play the signature lick from that over this groove which is derived from some of the bluegrass players I listened to growing up, but it doesn't sound like bluegrass when I play it. The lick incorporates open strings and double stops, although the lick is played over a different groove on the original, we can use it here perfectly. Coming out of that I will play some more pedal steel licks and play an ascending lick that ends up high on the register of the guitar.