E-Z Does It: Delta Blues-Style, Drone-Based Ideas in the Key of E

This month, we’ll conclude our exploration of drone-based riffing and soloing approaches and use the open low E string as our drone while playing a variety of melodic ideas over it. While our previous drone investigations looked at the keys of A and G, the key of E is probably the most commonly used key for drone-type licks in both rock and blues music.

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Andy Aledort

Guitar World Associate Editor Andy Aledort is recognized worldwide for his vast contributions to guitar instruction, via his many best-selling instructional DVDs, transcription books and online lessons. Andy is a regular contributor to Guitar World and Truefire, and has toured with Dickey Betts of the Allman Brothers, as well as participating in several Jimi Hendrix Tribute Tours.