Outside Blues Soloing Ideas

Hey Folks,
This is a total off-the-cuff follow up video for a private Skype lesson I did. I covered a few topics including building outside blues licks from the blues scale and an extended blues scale. Also, building strength in the pinky and ring finger by making up an alternate picking exercise that prevent muscle fatigue. It's a pretty loose format lesson, but I think there are a few good ideas in there for extending beyond the standard Minor Pentatonic box.

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Dominant 9th Arpeggio Sequence

Hey Folks,
This is a tricky one so be prepared for some quality time in the woodshed. This lick is based around A Mixolydian.


A Dom 9th arpeggio sequence
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Cool Pedal Tone licks

Hey folks,
In this weeks lesson we discuss some triplet pedal tone ideas I came up with. I've written them into 2 licks so you can see how to use them in your music. The first is over an E7 then A7 motif with some chromatic pedal points. The second is over an E Major and stays diatonic to the scale. I encourage you to explore your own ideas and come up with some dazzling licks of your own.
Jeff


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Open string Pentatonic Run

Hey Folks,
Here’s a cool pentatonic run that uses open strings for wide intervals.
Hope you like it!
Jeff

Emin Pentatonic open string lick



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Scary Diminished Lick

Hey folks, This weeks guitar lesson is a 2/1/2 diminished pattern. It's a fun lick to play as you can get up to speed in no time and impress all your friends!
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Enjoy,
Jeff



Scary Diminished Lick
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Descending Lydian Lick

Hey Folks,
This weeks lesson is based on one I did early on using an Yngwie flavoured A Harmonic Minor lick. In this lesson I'm applying it to an A major scale but played over a D making it a Lydian lick. Long story short.....it's COOL!! Check it out.



Decending Lydian Lick
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Stacked 9th Arpeggios Lick

Hey Folks, This weeks lesson is an excersice in effective finger placement. The secret to playing anything fast is landing notes so that you can easily move into the next position. These are stacked 9ths ascending in 4ths. It's melodic and terrifying at the same time! Enjoy,
Jeff

Stacked 9th Arpeggios Lick
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Slippery Arpeggio Lick

Here's another slippery lick lesson. This week I wrote a little melody so you could practice blending 3 string sweeps with some slides. Something I didn't mention in the lesson is that all the slides are done with your pinky finger. I hope you enjoy it.


Slippery Arpeggio Lick
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