Watch the T-Bone's Tune online guitar lesson by Adam Levy from Essentials: Slow Burn Soloing

While some of the other etudes in this course have a bluesy feel, this is an honest-to-goodness 12-bar-blues, with a sauntering 12/8 feel. That gives us an opportunity to either articulate the underlying triplet feel or glide over it with floaty phrasing. Remember, slow-burners: It can feel good to go along with the rhythmic flow, but it doesn't yield much tension. You can build more excitement by playing against, or around, any tune's basic groove.