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Watch the Strategy 9: Compose Yourself online guitar lesson by Jon Herington from Ear IQ: Soloing Strategies

So, most of the track seems pretty simple to play on - the chords in the beginning take their time, they're pretty basic, and I found I could improvise comfortably, kind of in blues mode, through those chords. But then those descending chords arrive. Those chords are similar to chords in a lot of jazz music - it's a pretty common kind of turnaround that often happens as a kind of harmonic summing up at the end of a section. I knew that there was great opportunity for exploiting those chord changes, but the stuff I could easily improvise left me underwhelmed. So, I took my own advice and started composing what I wished I could improvise on those sections, and I liked what I came up with, and used them on the recording. I guess the thing I liked most about it was that it provided a nice contrast to the bluesier sections because the lines really come more from the world of jazz.