Watch the Sweet Windy City: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 6: Soloing Approaches
Sweet Windy City: Lead 1 - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from Jam Night Vol. 2.
The solo lines played here are based on E minor pentatonic (E G A B D), and I utilize and revisit very specific melodic shapes throughout the solo in order to create a feeling of direction and continuity. Index, ring finger and pinkie barres are used across the G and B strings in conjunction with subtle bending, and I also like to sneak in the ninth, F#, as well as the sixth, C#, the major third, G#, and the occasional flatted fifth, Bb, in making reference to the E blues scale (E G A Bb B D).