Guitar Essentials: The One Must-Know Technique for Blues Soloing

Learn “chord chasing,” a chord-targeting technique that can help you take your blues soloing to new heights.
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When soloing in blues—or other genres, such as rock—most guitarists head straight for the minor pentatonic scale.

But as Steve Stine from Guitar Zoom points out, if you rely entirely on the minor pentatonic for your blues solos, you’re missing out on some “color tones” that could add some cool sounds to your solos and give you new ways to stretch out.

In this video, Steve demonstrates “chord chasing,” a chord-targeting technique that can help you take your blues soloing to new heights.

“Chord chasing is a really neat way of being able to explore creating melody and giving direction to your solos,” Steve explains.

“If your solos ever just sound like you’re playing scales over and over, and there really isn’t any direction, chord chasing is a really awesome way of being able to break out of that without having to spend years studying theory.”

Check it out.

For more of Steve’s lessons, visit his Six String Studios on YouTube.

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