This week we continue on "Little Wheel" and get up to the solo section which starts with a stop time figure. I play a simple E chord at the 9th fret hitting the D,G and B string with a bar to do the stop time accents then go back 2 frets to a D in the same formation which works as the 7th leading to the (imaginary) 4 chord. Of course the solo is all E minor pentatonic riffs in the JLH style that work over all the changes. So in my version, I stay closer to the 12 bar form in the solo more than in the vocal verses. Just learn to make the groove and let the blues come out of you naturally. And remember, on this kind of style, listening a lot and absorbing the overall sound is key to learning to play this type of thing. In reality, when it comes to this style they say "you can't teach someone the blues" it's pretty close to the truth. So I hope this is helpful.
Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Little Wheel
Loop 2:53 Breakdown of Little Wheel Rhythm Variations
Loop 12:26 Breakdown of Little Wheel Solo
Loop 20:26 Closing Thoughts