Watch the Rhythm 1 online guitar lesson by Gil Parris from NYC Rhythm & Blues
Moving on in the solo, I'm going to show you a way to harmonize the blues scale. Taking a constant structure shape and putting blues notes on the top. This is a cool sound that's non-guitaristic and is usually utilized by keyboard players. Pay careful attention because it's also all about playing in the pocket and listen to where I lay the phrase in with the band.
Here I'm building into the rhythm part on C Smooth. I want to show you some spacial voicings that really open up your playing. Then I'll move on to some of the thirds fills I'm doing, the Ritenour/Graydon style. I'll take these thirds and sixths and put them through the Dorian mode so you can see all these great usable shapes.