Watch the Bad B's Blues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Blues Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Lesson Source: Frank Vignola's Jazz Up Your Blues

We start with chords. Melody solo starts with a classic thirds approach moving down from the D (on G string) and F (on B string) to the B (on G string) and the D (on B strings). Then we add the G on the E string to the 3rds. Then a bit of space and then a bluesy flourish. Practice the riff by itself to really get this under your fingers. On the C# diminished we use minor thirds and move them up every three frets or in minor thirds and end on the thirds (B and D) of the G chord. We use a big grooving E7(#9) chord stab. Then octaves using the Benson move adding the 4th in between the octaves. Cool sound.