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How to Create Guitar Solos That Convey Melodic Continuity

The most memorable guitar solos are those that follow the old adage of creating the impression of a “composition within a composition,” in that the solo sounds like a song of its own and establishes its own musical integrity within the larger piece of music. ... …

How to Create Flowing, Stylish Licks Like Eric Clapton

When it comes to spontaneous, improvised phrasing, there is perhaps no better blues-rock guitarist than Eric Clapton, especially when heard within the context of the many extended jams he performed with Cream and Blind Faith. ... …

Expanding Major Pentatonic Ideas to Major Hexatonic

Over the course of the last few columns, we’ve examined both the five-note E major pentatonic (E F# G# B C#) and six-note E major hexatonic (E F# G# A B C#) scales in various positions and patterns/sequences that are formed when traversing up and down individual strings. ... …

Exploring Mixolydian-Based Melodies and Chord Structures

In the last few columns, we looked at ways to build chord shapes, or “grips,” from the Dorian and Aeolian modes (Aeolian is also known as the natural minor scale), which are two of the most widely used minor modes for soloing in rock, blues, and jazz. ... …

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