Watch the Study 1: 24/7 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Jazz Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 2
Lesson Source: Paul Brown's Smooth Jazz Handbook
The basic concept behind this song is using the technique of making that melody your own and telling a story. You will notice that I used a pick when playing. Since this song is so powerful, with a strong groove and drive you have to use a pick. The melody is more of a blues. It is single note technique and a couple place there are octaves. I started with a harmony which is an extension of the octaves. I went into a minor arpeggio type of move. I'll do a stop-go kind of thing so it doesn't sound like you're playing a scale. I go for the big ending in the key of F, then to the riff and then back to the melody. The solo is meaningful. Then you are into the vamp of the song.