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Watch the Down and Out online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Chord Tone Soloing

Let's run to the chords: C-E7-A7-Dm-A7-Dm-F-F#o-C-A7-D7-G7. Of course, there're no bar lines, etc., but follow along with the chart, and as I've suggested before, write out the notes in each of the chords on a piece of paper. Use your C major pentatonic scale as a starting point and choose one chord tone to target on each change. The note could be the same note between two chords, that doesn't matter and actually that's pretty darn cool. It is all about being aware of what note you're on and what chord you're on, and in a song like this where the chords move fairly quickly, that's a tall order. So how do we approach this? First of all, record yourself playing the chord progression slowly or use some of the easily available software to do the same. I'll often loop just a section of the chord progression to isolate a particular change. This is an extremely effective way to practice. Remember to separate practicing from playing, on its own, isolating the changes may not be that musical but it's a way to make the most progress. Believe me, it works!