Watch the A minor Jam Solo Tech online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Vamps, Jams and Improv
Now we apply the clave rhythm to making musical single note ideas. We discuss the importance of having a daily practice routine. A marathon runner doesn't start off running marathons. They will run a few miles every day, stretch every day and work out every day. The same applies to music training. One must practice every day and create a focused practice routine in order to maximize training and practice time.
I introduce what I call the Bartok minor scale, which is a Dorian scale with the #4 (or 11) being played instead of the natural 4 (another tonal center to add to your idea toolbox). I discuss structuring a solo using the scales and techniques covered thus far and mixing their different tonal centers with the clave rhythm to build a structured solo.
You'll also learn what I call "stutter picking" - a picking technique that not only teaches tremolo but how to use it to add a little spice to a solo.