Watch the 12 Bar Blues: Part 1 online guitar lesson by Mimi Fox from Graduated Solos
In this first solo I am playing a simple melody over a 12 bar blues in Bb. The melody is simple but has some cool chromatic notes that add a lot of color to it. For new jazz students, it's important to remember that a 12 bar blues is a little different in jazz than in rock. In jazz, we use a few more chords (ha! sometimes an understatement!) and thus have more harmonic ideas to play off of when we solo. Check out the tab and pdf files to see what I mean.