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Watch the Survivor online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Chord Tone Soloing

This one is a classic 8 bar blues with some cool changes based on the BB King tune "I Will Survive". It's also the verse of "Sometime After a While You'll Be Sorry", which is a great song that I first heard on the record Hard Road by John Mayall featuring Peter Green.

As with all of these songs, before you start trying to solo, run over the chord progressions. After all, on a gig that's primarily what you'll be playing. It's also imperative when you're thinking about chord tones and soloing to see where these cords lay on the fingerboard

As I've said earlier, we want to memorize the notes on the fingerboard and the individual notes in the courts, and there's no way around that! We do have the luxury of thinking about shapes, and eventually between the two approaches, they'll work your way into your playing.