Watch the Home Coming online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Essentials: Chord Tone Soloing
This next tune is based upon the classic Sam Cooke tune "Bring It on Home to Me", a real gig staple and fantastic song. There have been many gigs where I've played songs like this and others in this course, and frankly have sounded pretty poor at it. My background was in hard rock and heavy metal, some of the songs were minor based like Yngwie Malmsteen (a personal favorite, yes that's right, I love Yngwie), Randy Rhoads, Tony Iommi, etc. As much as I love my roots musically, it did not give me a great framework to solo over songs such as "Bring It on Home to Me" and a number of others in this course.
Once again, I highly recommend listening to the original in the countless remakes of the song, some better than others. Just search on YouTube and you will come up with quite a few. I personally really loved the one with Jeff Beck, Tom Jones, and Van Morrison. Jeff Beck is the man! Anyway, as all the other songs in this course, learn the chord progression first and play those chords in as many positions as you possibly can.