Watch the Funky Flourish online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Principles

Funky Flourish - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Frank Vignola and is sourced from Jazz Up Your Blues.


Again we start by going over the chords. An important step every time. You must know the chords. We start with the sharp 9 and go down the pentatonic scale. Then we add the flourish. Practice this flourish idea slowly. Don't forget we have our target ending tone. Then a pull off. Pull offs are a great way to spice up your solos. On the E7 chord we use neighboring tones playing a note above and below the chord tones before playing the chord tone. Great Joe Pass style lick. Pentatonic is used over the Am7-D7 chords. Creates great tension before ending on the G chord.