Watch the Listenin' Lucky online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Principles

Listenin' Lucky - Solo Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by David Grissom and is sourced from Open Road Blues.


In the first chorus of the solo section, I used the blues scale—something that you can use anytime over any of these tracks—focusing on playing simple licks with authority. The second chorus adds in open strings and hybrid picking, hitting the fretted notes and an open string at the same time. In the third chorus, I branched out by taking some ideas from pedal steel style playing, using half step and whole step bends with a walk-down.