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Same Old Blues

2nd and 3rd Position Soloing

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Same Old Blues > 2nd and 3rd Position Soloing

Hello Friends,

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.

Have fun and keep those videos coming!

Enjoy, Duke




Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chicago Blues

Backing Track

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Solo Run-Through


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:19 Breakdown of 2nd and 3rd Position Soloing

Loop 4:05 Last Chorus and Ending

Loop 4:58 Closing Thoughts





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Duke Robillard
Duke Robillard Oct 24, 2019

Wow Bruce, That sounds great, very powerful! Keep up the good work! Duke

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Oct 24, 2019

I'm floored! Thanks Duke!! I will do my best. 

Bruce Dumes
Bruce Dumes Sep 02, 2019

Hey Duke! Here's my updated version of "Same Old Blues". Hope to hear what you think of it! Thanks! Bruce


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