Adding one scale degree to major pentatonic can yield a plethora of exciting new lead-writing opportunities
Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Dr. John, Vaughan's former bandmates and more recall the development of one of the greatest guitarists of all time
All of the greatest blues and rock guitarists - such as T-Bone Walker, B.B. King, Albert King, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix - routinely incorporated this technique into their solos
When soloing over dom7 chords, the inclusion or substitution of the major third in a minor pentatonic line always sounds good
Learn the variety of picking techniques and tunings that Johnson used to craft his timeless, deeply emotional music
Force yourself out of the same old, familiar position-based patterns and into new, uncharted territory
Applying this construct to any improvised solo will automatically force you away from playing familiar licks and standard melodic “shapes.”
Learn how former SRV's Double Trouble keyboardist Reese Wynans teamed up with Joe Bonamassa and his former bandmates for 'Sweet Release.'
It's super useful to familiarize oneself with modal scale positions and patterns and learn how to navigate them with the slide.