Hello hello,


so yeah, discovered the great Friedman's melodic control. Thing is, he does not give away what progression he is soloing over. Now I know that it is some simple blues, but since I don't know my blues I need help for the following time in the vid 0:26- 0:37 and 1:20- 1:27 which is the same I think? At least his arpeggios sound similar.

Any idea what is happening there?


Sounds the same, 0:36-0:43 that part sounds exactly like the part in the other vid. I guess it is the same progression he is soloing over, although the rhythm guitarist is playing the same thing slightly varied.
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Any idea what is happening there?

What's happening here is that Marty is playing a lick that he likes.

It uses the major scale.
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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It's Stormy Monday in A, essentially. He's alternating blues, and major pentatonics, passing tones, and hitting on chord tones. That's melodic control in a nutshell, really.

Most people can't do this.



This DVD changed my life, jesus I've been practicing so wrong all these years.

Big thanks Sean for the song name, I love this progression. I'm not into blues so much, but this sounded neat

Since you seem to be a teacher that knows his shit, do you know any similar DVDs that bring up the same topic?
A seminal blues tune by T-Bone Walker. My favorite version is the Allman Bros live at the Fillmore around 1970. That was before guitar players went all hi-gain and tried to stuff too many notes in there. Gary Moore does it justice at Montreux though:

"Your sound is in your hands as much as anything. It's the way you pick, and the way you hold the guitar, more than it is the amp or the guitar you use." -- Stevie Ray Vaughan

"Anybody can play. The note is only 20 percent. The attitude of the motherfucker who plays it is 80 percent." -- Miles Davis

Guthrie on tone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmohdG9lLqY