A great solo is an augmentation of the song you’re performing. It’s catchy, hummable, and it’s a signature of the soloist. This is the way he or she tells a story. Legends like B.B. King, Chris Cain, Albert King, Larry Carlton, Otis Rush, and Robben Ford all have a vocal-esque articulations in their soloing and this makes them instantly discernible.
In his Soloing edition of TrueHeart Blues, Kirk Fletcher delves into his philosophies on soloing and improvisation. He reveals a few of his favorite scales and blues guitar licks, and lets you in on some of the musical influences that motivated him from a young age.
Here are eight video guitar lessons from the course. For the full course, check out Kirk Fletcher’s TrueHeart Blues: Soloing on TrueFire!
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Cain is King: Overview
In this lesson, I share a few for the things I learned from guitar great Chris Cain. We talk his effortless playing and execution.
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Cain is King: Performance
In the performance video for the “Cain is King” lesson, I share some of his BB King and Albert King influences with Chris’ own special touch.
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Cain is King: Kirkie’s Highlights
In this video, I break down some of the phrases in the performance section. We talk about bends, pull offs, slides, and more!
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Lyrical Soloing: Performance
Here I play to a minor slow blues backing to show another side of a blues solo. I connect phrases in different positions on the fingerboard. Let’s check it out.
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Longer Melodic Phrases: Performance
This performance section of the lesson, I take a funky backing track to demonstrate some of my signature phrases.
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Two Steps Forward: Overview
I share some of my concepts in the solo for my song “Two Steps Forward”. Some of my Hendrix style and SRV influences shine on this track.
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Two Steps Forward: Performance
Here, I take you through the solo in the performance section and show you the licks in real time.
Blues Guitar Soloing Lesson – Two Steps Forward: Kirkie’s Highlights
In the highlight section of “Two Steps Forward”, I take a SRV approach at the beginning of the solo end with a signature longer melodic phrase. I break down both examples here.
Digging these free blues soloing guitar lessons? Check out Kirk Fletcher’s’s full course, TrueHeart Blues: Soloing.