Hello Guitar Friends, This week we are working on part two of soloing on "Fishnet." I demonstrate more ideas involving double stops and rolling pentatonic blues triplets. The rolling box patterns can be made to swing over the funky soul groove which sounds great and creates a lot of excitement. It's actually is easier than it sounds once you get the feel of it. Then we go up to second position for more double stops on the 4 and more funky triplets. There are a lot of notes flying by here and it may seem odd to some that I am playing so many notes when I usually preach about melody and space. Well my reasoning is that different styles have different functions in their emotional purpose. And funk music should make you want to dance and be full of energy. So in this instance playing a lot helps create the desired feeling. That doesn't mean you can't play sparse and funky also. It's just that my approach to "Fishnet" is to create a certain excitement that lends itself to this type of thing. But you will notice I also use less frantic blues lines within the solo I play. Have fun with this and don't get hung up on the 5 change. Just play the blues over it and it will come out right, even if there is 13 bars to the verse!
Enjoy, DukeTopics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Background listening Mel Brown: Chicken Fat and Swamp Fever
loop @ 0:00 Fishnet solo
loop @ 2:14 I chord riffs in 2nd position
loop @ 4:33 IV chord riffs in 2nd position
Riff #1 in C position. 4:47 on timecode.
Riff #2 5:19 on timecode.
loop @ 7:17 walkdown riffs in 2nd position
loop @ 9:29 double stops (riff below is 10:12 on the timecode)
loop @ 11:46 full verse solo
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