Learning to solo on
In his course, Take 5: Blues Arpeggios, Jeff McErlain gives you the tools to turn your arpeggio playing into sweet sounding blues solos.
Here are 3 free blues arpeggio
Guitar Lesson – Level 3: Overview
So, “How do you learn all of these arpeggios?” you may ask. Well, the answer is patience and diligence. That’s a shock, isn’t it?
First thing, memorize the fingerings I give you in the first section and practice them every day. I’ll also suggest learning how to spell the chords away from of the
Guitar Lesson – Level 3: Performance
OK, as we progress, you’ll see how things are starting to get slightly more difficult. This is by design. You’ll see how I’m using a repeated melodic idea on this melody. Repeated melodic ideas are an excellent way to construct solos and create melodies. Solos are melodies; well the best ones are, that is! It’s an excellent exercise to repeat a melodic idea through the changes. Remember, we need to practice things like this slowly and with intent to be able for them to make their way into our playing.
Guitar Lesson – Level 3: Breakdown
Each chord tone has a specific sound to it. The root being the most common, safe, and least colorful I’d say. You probably play the root the most — we all do! The 5th is also not all that colorful, but at least it’s not the root!
Now the 3rd and the 7th are the good stuff. They are the most colorful, and you should really spend a lot of time getting that sound into your head. The third is the brightest and is very distinctive especially in the blues where we use a lot of tweaked thirds and messing with the b3rd. The b7 took me the longest to get used to as it really wants to resolve up that whole stop to the root. It’s a great sound for more color, and Jimi used it quite a bit when playing the blues.
Digging these free blues arpeggio