Watch the C Smooth online guitar lesson by Gil Parris from NYC Rhythm & Blues

Here I'll dissect a phrase for you from the C Smooth solo. I start with a motif, I build on it a little bit and then I play something a little bit unusual to catch the listener's ear. A lot of my soloing deals with building on something I played previously. Check out how the first phrase starts an idea, the 2nd phrase builds on that idea and the third phrase is just a little more outside.