Watch the Soloing With Motifs online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Blues Guitar 6: Soloing Principles

Soloing With Motifs - Concepts & Approaches is a video guitar lesson presented by Larry Carlton and is sourced from 335 Blues Motifs.


In this first set of video lessons, Larry introduces the concept of soloing using motifs to "tell the story" and connect with the audience to take them on a musical journey.

Using a slow blues track in the key of G, with a rhythm guitar part, Larry demonstrates several approaches for establishing a motif and then developing it into a full solo.

Larry addresses approaches including imitation, playing in different registers and the use and importance of space to let the lines breath and give the audience a chance to follow along.