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Watch the Stutter Blues online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 10: Advanced Soloing Approaches

Lesson Source: Frank Vignola's Jazz Up Your Blues

We start with the chords playing a simple rhythmic pattern to establish the groove with a strong rhythm guitar part. Stutter picking is simply playing a tremelo on an open string and then playing notes moving horizontally on that string while keeping the tremolo going. Start with playing the blues scale on the G string. Then play chord tones. Then try on other strings. When we get to the C7 we play and end a blues phrase to create a musical phrase out of the stutter picking. On the C# diminished chord we outline the diminished chord. When we get to the G we use the chromatic scale to get to the E note which is the root of the E7 chord then up to the G again and back to the blues scale. We end with a classic Benson blues lick. We always get back to the blues. You gotta love it!