Welcome to the next instalment of Play Better Guitar. In this issue we carry on from the last instalment dealing with the 5th mode of the major scale, Mixolydian. Here we will learn a basic Mixolydian solo. The rhythm guitar part uses dominant type chords, this piece played with a slow shuffle type rhythm.
This solo uses notes from the G minor pentatonic scale and G, C and D Mixolydian. A good solo always outlines chord changes, so these licks outline the changes from G to C and to D Mixolydian always giving the listener an idea of where they are within the track.
Once again break the solo into licks rather than bars and take it slow and make it your own, add some slides and hammer-ons to really bring out that blues feel.
Hope you enjoy. Next time we will step the solo up a couple of gears, using some really quick 16th note lines within the same genre.
Written By : Kurt Slabbert
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