Watch the Highway '61' online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Kings of Rock & Roll Vol. 1: Johnny Winter
This solo, as well as the next, is based on a typical Chuck Berry-style 12-bar rock 'n' roll form. In this example, I focused on thematic, repeated phrases that are equally melodic as well as rhythmic in nature, and are clearly influenced by the playing of Chuck himself. This excerpt is played in the key of B and the lines revolve around the B Mixolydian mode (B C# D# E F# G# A) as well as B minor pentatonic.