This lesson concludes the Same Old Blues song. I offer several riffs and ideas for continuing the solo a chorus or two longer here. The main point being not to keep working the same position over and over. Try diffent riffs and timing. The rhythm of the licks you play also should vary. Think about mixing longer lines, spending time on one note with a bend and also playing shorter and repeated fills. All of the combinations are used by the best players and keep a longer solo from being boring.
We want to have a start, a middle and an ending to the solo that builds then come down to a logical conclusion and sounds like the end of the solo. Sometimes in a shorter solo you may want to make an intense statement all the way through and get out. It all depends on the song and it's emotional content.
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Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Same Old Blues
Loop 0:52 2nd Position and B.B. King Style Riffs
Loop 2:50 Line Starting in High Ab / 1st Position
Loop 4:03 Horn Riff Behind the Vocal
Loop 4:22 Ending Licks
Loop 4:56 Closing Thoughts