Andrew Wasson. Graduated from Hollywood California's Guitar Institute of Technology. Operates Music School and CreativeGuitarStudio.com
In this weeks lesson, I discuss how to play into the specific chord tones of each chord, as well as, use the Major Pentatonic scale for filler tones. This approach yields a number of highly targeted licks that lock down on the scale tones of the chords for each measure. Watch the video lesson below (contains on-screen TAB).
Developing a good harmonic and melodic sense for what it means to play chord tones, (in terms of both learning to spot the tones themselves, and how to use them in a solo), luckily doesn't take years of study in a college, or a university setting! In this lesson, I've run through a fairly straight forward blues based melody composed over a 12-bar blues progression in the key of, "A." I hope it helps you to leave the Blues Scale behind, and focus primarily upon each measures chord tones.
About the Author:
Andrew Wasson is a 1992 graduate of Hollywood California's, "Musicians Institute," faculty of Guitar, (G.I.T.). He has operated Canada's "Creative Guitar Studio" for the last 20+ years.