Solo nr. 10 is not an easy one, because it deals with the 2nd Blues Position in the key of G.
In this solo we’re using slides, hammer-ons and pull offs.
Gluing the notes together like this gives it the phrasing a saxophone player would use.
Listen to horn players and try to imitate their phrasing.
It’s often more relaxed than a guitar player’s approach.
Try to play laid back for a relaxed, swing feel.
Solo 10 starts off with a lick in the style of the second chorus of Freddie King’s “Sen-Sa-Shun”.
The 6th and the b3 above the tonic give the lick a nice edge.
The lick on the V chord is a real Charlie Christian one, followed by a sharp turn on the C7.
The rollovers in bar 10 are difficult, practice them slowly.
Note: There are a few other ways to play the Standard Riff.
All of them have the same awkward fingering you’ll find in Solo 10.
The 4th Blues Position has a few and the first also has one.
Locate the tonic and start the riff with your middle finger and you’ll see what I mean; you’ve got to stretch for certain notes and go out of position.
If you can come up with licks in these positions, more power to you.
If you’ve just started experimenting with these sounds, try to stick to the positions we’ve discussed.
They’ll give you a great basis.