Guitar Essentials: 10 Ways to Start a Killer Blues Guitar Solo

April 19, 2017
PHOTO: Cindy Moorhead
Here’s another handy lesson video from Texas Blues Alley, the people who brought you “How to Be a Jerk Guitarist in 10 Easy Steps,” “How and Why to Set the Action on a Strat for Blues” and “How to Play Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Multi-String “Texas Flood” Bends.”

This one, titled “10 Ways to Start a Blues Solo,” offers you 10 paths to follow when it’s your turn to solo at the weekly blues jam.

Anthony from TBA, who plays a bit like Stevie Ray Vaughan (and therefore offers several tasty SRV-style licks), offers a host of great ideas, including the first one, which sounds like a lick Eric Clapton used to slip into his live performances of “Worried Life Blues” back in the day, and a few that are clearly inspired by the late Albert King.

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