REQ: Truefire Marko Karhu's Blues Guide Tone Soloing Toolbox
Soloing over a song that is more complicated than your standard 12 bar I-IV-V blues progression can be a challenge. Most players simply fall back on playing the blues box, which can get you stuck in a rut or produce not-so-compelling solos. That's where guide tone soloing comes in! With guide tone soloing, you can target those sweet notes and create some truly tasty solos with some real backbone.
This Blues Guide Tone Soloing edition of the Toolbox series from Marko Karhu is an accelerated curriculum designed to help you unlock the power of guide tone soloing when crafting blues solos without having to struggle through a lot of tedious exercises. Marko guides you through 5 blues guide tone soloing performance studies, progressing from basic to more advanced applications of the approach.
"In this course, we'll look at several types of chord progressions, each one increasingly more challenging. We'll start with a rock blues tune, mixing only major chords. Find the guide tones, add them to the blues box and you're ready to rock and roll. On we go to a minor blues with added chords, and a Jimi Hendrix Style song, using his approach to guide tones. Then it's on to a Standard Jazz Blues with some pretty intense chord changes. Guide tones will save you. And we'll finish off with a Pop-Rock tune with secondary dominants and slash chords. Targeting guide tones will connect minor and major pentatonics."