Very nice topic Ivan - this is one of my favorite things to do.
Also I like it because it's a simple approach which is very powerful. My advice would be for people to first learn the solo, and then try to realize which scale patterns the notes come from. (you basically only need to know one "box" from each scale to do this)
Unbelievable! That's some great blues playing.
Awesome lesson, Funkmeister !
Very nice blues solo! Very good lesson!
awesome lesson ivan. i love the john mayer vibe!
Did you swap out your bridge pickup for something else?
Thanks a lot everybody, I hope these lessons will be useful.
thanks my friend. The pickup is SD lil' 59 although it will be swapped soon for regular SD JB.
This was great!
I loved this blues lesson. A must do.
Nice licks Ivan!
Awesome blues playing Ivan!
Great stuff man
Thanks a lot my friends
Love the topic, it´s a great aproach for sound with quality, well done Ivan!
very nice feelings Ivan.well done
Great job Ivan!
Great tune! Love it
Thanks a lot my friends
really cool Mix Ivan,I love the great sound of this one!!
Killer licks, Ivan! Love this lesson!
Thanks my friends
Great lesson Ivan!
Nice concise licks Ivane
Thanks a lot guys!
cool sound man!
very cool dude!
I wish I could get a tone like that. Thats great.
Thanks a lot man, appreciate it!
Let me know if I can help you with tone settings on this one.
Recommended equipment would be nice. I'm at the polar opposite side of the spectrum on this one though in terms of gear. I play mainly metal, and I play an ESP LTD mh-401 (emg pups, floyd rose bridge ect) through a Bugera 333 (basically a high gain amp). The amp has a full clean channel, and I just got a Bad Monkey to dirty it up a bit and get a decent blues sound going, but obviously its nothing like this. What are typical EQ characteristics for blues tones like this? Boosted mids?
Hmm, that kind of gear is definitely the oposite of what I've used. I used single coil pickups and Fender Amp emulation in Nuendo. Is there a way for you to use some kind of guitar software like Guitar Rig 3 or Amplitube Fender?
Yeah, my gear is meant for really heavy stuff, but I'm looking to play more bluesy and mellow because it feels so good. I might buy a Fender MIM strat or something and see how that sounds. I always love the feel of them. Great video!
I can't wait for the lessons on the other positions. I'm best in boxes 1 and 3, so they'll help me out a lot.
Awesome licks. Thanks Ivan! This is really gonna get my blues going.
In video 8 you seem to have a mistake in the tab, ou miss a note there.
wow, still learning how to find stuff on the site and glad to be here for now! looks like fun!
It is very fun, mate Tell me, what else are you looking for - maybe I can be of help to you
how can I download backing tracks?
one more Q. what kind of guitar tone do you use for this lesson. I have line 6 tt and need to create this lovely tone
Hello there GMC, and welcome to my new lesson series, this time the topic is mixing major and minor pentatonic patterns in blues soloing to create a more richer phrasing elements.
Mixing major and minor scales (primarily third intervals) in blues, but also in other forms of music influenced by blues, is one of the essential concepts of improvising in general.
In order to learn to mix the patterns in a natural way you have to memorize the patterns and know where are the notes in both of them at the same time. If you are already familiar with pentatonic scale, this lesson should help you mix them fluidly.
There will be 5 of these lessons, in order to cover all the boxes well. In this first lesson we will stay in the box 1 of the minor and box 1 of the major pentatonic scale. In second lesson we will play in boxes 2, and so on.
Even through this is not-so-difficult lesson, we will try to learn few cool bluesy licks along the way and couple of phrasing elements, and phrasing effects. Watch carefully the videos and try to capture all those subtle details - they are the things that makes the solo sound good.
Have fun! :)
A minor pentatonic: