Watch the Building a Solo #1 online guitar lesson by Bill Evans from The Language of Improvisation
On this Blues in “G” I demonstrate how to build a solo, short phrases, long phrases, how to practice a blues and how to say more than just a pentatonic scale. I will show you how to open up a blues so you don’t feel like you are put in a box. There are an infinite number of possibilities when it comes to playing on a blues. Dynamics, blues notes, jazz phrasing are all covered in this segment. I start and stop while playing on a simple blues to explain and demonstrate while I play. I try to make it as clear as possible.
I also put a bonus Miles Davis story in there too. The story is about how I first played in front of him.