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Watch the Ode to Eric online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Jazz Up Your Blues

We start by going over the chords. Remember that these are my choices for substitutions. You can choose your own substitutions. We then go over the melody starting with the main lick. Notice how the chord tones change when the chords change. It is a great practice to play the same lick over the different chords. As you see the chord tones change but the pentatonic scale stays the same creating tension and release and a very cool sound. Also take note of the neat little bend at the end of the solo. We use the chromatic scale to get from the sharp 9 to the root of the one chord. Use expression. Bends, vibrato and dynamics. You can use different notes with the same rhythm pattern to expand on this great lick. This is the way to create your own solos. Use the same riff moving the riff up chromatically with a pre determined ending note to finish your phrase.