This is Part 1 of a lesson I prepared for a member on my site. He plays in a few bands that play a “shuffle” blues. He asked me if I could do a lesson on the kind of stuff I would play on this type of blues so………
At first, I tried to start writing out a solo over a band in the box track but quickly realized that it was too “sterile” and academic. I decided to just put on the track and play. Later I came back and transcribed what I had played.
In Part One of this lesson, I have included a PDF of 5 choruses of my solo. The PDFs are in C, Bb and Eb. I have also included the band in the box play along so you can try playing the solo on your own with the background. This lesson also comes with a mp3 of the solo material.
In the video lesson, I take you through the PDF in Bb and explain the different aspects of the solo. Note choices, motifs,altissimo fingerings, stylistic affects, etc……..
This is a great lesson if you would like some more energetic and fresh ideas on what you can play on a “shuffle” blues. (Video 34 minutes, PDF in C,Bb and Eb, BIAB play along for Bb concert shuffle blues and audio recording of my solo)