Buddy Guy Solo
I'd like to share my observations of Buddy Guy at the Hollywood Bowl last night. He may be in his 70's but his guitar was screaming last night as he blistered through flurries of ripping blues licks, classic riffs, playing with his teeth, his shirt, even over his head one handed.
B.B. King solos with feeling
B.B. King’s tone and phrasing is undeniable. The amp he plays his Gibson Lucile ES-335 through doesn’t matter because even if I had the same guitar and amp, the tone would be elusive.
How intervals are named
You can identify an interval by its position in the diatonic major scale (doe re me scale). The distance from the first note of the scale (“tonic” or “root” note) to any other note in the scale determines the name of that interval. They are called 2nds, 3rds, 4ths, 5ths, 6ths, and 7ths.
Do Re Mi Fa Sol La Ti Do
The Major Scale, or the Do Re Mi scale, is very important to know when soloing guitar. Although the first scale many guitar players learn is the minor pentatonic, it's really helpful to know the major scale because in Western Music, the other scales are built off of it.
A minor scale = C major scale
Here is an easy way to break out of the minor pentatonic pattern to make your solos sound more interesting. You can do this without learning any other shapes!
September 21, 2010