We all know that using the minor pentatonic scale sounds bloody marvellous when taking a blues solo, but there are times when using that scale alone doesn’t quite cut it. There’s a mysterious extra something you hear in the solos of many of the blues greats – Clapton, Green, BB. So what’s going on? The answer lies in tastefully blending in some sweeter major pentatonic sounds with those dirtier, down-home minor sounds.
This solo is designed to show you a few ways you might go about doing this. I’ve written it out below. Will post a bit more detailed analysis here soon.
Use this to practice the solo note-for-note or try coming up with some similar ideas of your own.