The most comprehensive way to improve your guitar playing is to perform with other musicians. In Frank Vignola’s Jazz Blues edition of Trading Solos, you get a chance to share the soloing stage with one of the best! You’ll take turns comping and then soloing with Frank over jazz blues backing tracks featuring common progressions that vary in their keys, tempos, and feels.
Here are five free jazz blues guitar soloing lessons from the course. For the full course, check out Frank Vignola’s Trading Solos: Jazz Blues on TrueFire!
Jazz Blues Guitar Lesson – Track 2 Bb Blues: Overview
The second track that we’ll solo over is a 12 measure swing bebop blues progression. It’s in the key of Bb major and in 4/4 swing bebop feel.
Jazz Blues Guitar Lesson – Track 2 Bb Blues: Comping Approach Demo
In this segment, I discuss 3 comping techniques: using legato style chords, using a charleston rhythmic pattern with 2 note chords and using a common tone on top of each of the chords.
Jazz Blues Guitar Lesson – Track 2 Bb Blues: Three Lick Ideas Demo
In this segment, I discuss 3 lick ideas that can be used over this classic progression. The first is playing Bb pentatonic blues over the 1-6-2-5 progression at the end of the progression, and the second lick is a classic bebop lick. The third lick idea is a minor 9 lick over the Cm7 – F7 on the last few bars of the progression utilizing the flat 9 on top of the F7 chord.
Jazz Blues Guitar Lesson – Track 2 Bb Blues: Playalong Preview
In this playalong preview, I’ll demonstrate the ideas discussed in the comping and lick idea section.
Jazz Blues Guitar Lesson – Track 2 Playalong
Now let’s trade some solos. I’ll comp for you when you’re soloing and please remember to comp for me when I’m playing a solo.
Digging these free jazz blues guitar lessons? Check out Frank Vignola’s full course, Trading Solos: Jazz Blues.