Add more colors to you blues soloing by creating licks based on blues scales other than the home key. Here is a 12 bar blues crafted solo bouncing between three blues scales.
Most players when playing the blues will approach a solo using only one scale, the blues scale in the home key of the progression. This is a tried and true approach however if you’re looking for some fresh ideas the following might be just what you’re after.
When soloing over a blues progression in the key of “A” using the “A” Blues Scale is a common choice. A more experienced player will add the major 3rd, 6thand 9thfor more color. Here’s an easier method to focus on these tones and add even more colors to your soloing.
As I said, soloing over a blues progression in “A” the common choice is the “A” blues scale but adding two other scales, the “F#” and “E” blues scale, to base your ideas will bring even more tonal colors to your playing. 21 minute video with close ups rehearses each phrase slowly giving the exact fingering. PDF in tab and notation with a mp3 practice track. Get all three solo to increase your blues vocabulary