Original, bluesy, classic rock instrumental heavily inspired by Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler), Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and others. Enjoy!

FREE TABS (PDF):
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'Roadside blues', in the key of C minor, brings us the blues-inspired classic rock era of the 70s and 80s. The groove (130 BPM) is reminiscent of Dire Straits but very laid back. I'm a huge fan of Mark Knopfler's playing, and - in that style - I tried to emphasize hybrid picking and delicate details in the guitar playing (vibrato's, tremolo's...) while staying melodic and following the groove of the track. The chorus has more of a Fleetwood-Mac vibe (or something from Eric Clapton's Journeyman) with a recognizable motif of unison bends. I added some overdrive for the chorus, but not too much to stay transparent. The middle section is - again - very much inspired by Dire Straits. The song builds to an outro with my first fade-out guitar solo!  Enjoy!

Gear:
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- Guitars: Gibson ES-335 (lead), Suhr Modern Pro (rhythm)
- Acoustic: Martin HD16R Adirondack
- Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
- Drums: Steven Slate Drums 5.5
- Violin: East-West Gypsy 
Mixed in Logic Pro X

I had a lot of fun making this video, & I sincerely hope that this video will provide you with some inspiration for your playing!

Thanks a lot for your support! 

Maarten 
guitarist, guitar teacher, composer, educator

Credits
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This video was written, recorded, filmed, and edited by Maarten 
All guitars played by Maarten
visit my blog: https://www.guitar-inspiration.com
e-mail: maarten@guitar-inspiration.com 
Instagram/Twitter: @mbguitarlife
Tags: c minor blues, guitar solo tab, blues tabs

Original, bluesy, classic rock instrumental, heavily inspired by Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler), Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and others. Enjoy!

SUPPORT MY CHANNEL
My videos are made with love for guitars, music, and coffee 😉
https://www.buymeacoffee.com/gtrinspiration

FREE TABS (PDF)
download these guitar tabs from my blog (includes the intro)
https://bit.ly/bluesrockCm

JAM TRACK
extended backing track for this solo here:
https://youtu.be/e7IwVBf4oAg

#blues #rock #bluestabs

*About:
'Roadside blues', in the key of C minor brings us the blues-inspired classic rock era of the 70s and 80s. The groove (130 BPM) is reminiscent of Dire Straits but very laid back. I'm a huge fan of Mark Knopfler's playing, and - in that style - I tried to emphasize hybrid picking and delicate details in the guitar playing (vibrato's, tremolo's...) while staying melodic and following the groove of the track. The chorus has more of a Fleetwood-Mac vibe (or something from Eric Clapton's Journeyman) with a recognizable motif of unison bends. I added some overdrive for the chorus, but not too much to stay transparent. The middle section is - again - very much inspired by Dire Straits. The song builds up to an outro with my very first fade-out guitar solo! Enjoy!

*Gear:
- Guitars: Gibson ES-335 (lead), Suhr Modern Pro (rhythm)
- Acoustic: Martin HD16R Adirondack
- Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
- Drums: Steven Slate Drums 5.5
- Violin: East-West Gypsy
Mixed in Logic Pro X

I had a lot of fun making this video, & I sincerely hope that this video will provide you with some inspiration for your playing!

Thanks a lot for your support!

Maarten
guitarist, guitar teacher, composer, educator

---Credits----
This video was written, recorded, filmed, and edited by Maarten
All guitars played by Maarten
visit my blog: https://www.guitar-inspiration.com
e-mail: maarten@guitar-inspiration.com
Instagram/Twitter: @mbguitarlife
Tags: c minor blues, guitar solo tab, blues tabs

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Download the free guitar tabs for this Classic Blues Rock Solo in Cm here:

Original, classic blues rock solo in Cm, heavily inspired by Dire Straits (Mark Knopfler), Fleetwood Mac, Eric Clapton, and others.

This C minor track evokes the blues-infused classic rock of the 70s and 80s, channeling a laid-back Dire Straits vibe. A huge fan of Mark Knopfler’s playing, I aimed to capture his distinct style through hybrid picking, delicate guitar details, and a melodic flow within the classic blues rock groove. The chorus shifts gears, channeling Fleetwood Mac with a catchy unison bend motif. The middle section is – again – very much inspired by Dire Straits!

See if you can spot a reference to Dire Straits in the background 😉

Featured Lick

A few times in this classic blues rock track, I play the above Cm pentatonic lick in the 8th position. This is a typical ‘reply’ or ‘relief’-lick in Mark Knopfler‘s playing. It serves to end a phrase or sequence in a solo.  Above the tab, you can see which notes are played with the pick (bracket = downstroke), and which ones I prefer hybrid picking (H.P). Alternatively, you can play the 8th fret on the G-string with an upstroke. Play a little vibrato on the 10th fret of the D-string and pull-off lightly to end the lick.

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While the original tabs on my website are free, purchasing this package comes with an extra perk: you’ll also get a Guitar Pro file that allows you to play along with the solo, slow down difficult sections, loop parts of the solo, and much more … To use this file, please ensure that you have at least Guitar Pro 7 or a newer version installed on your device. If you want to practice and master this solo, the Guitar Pro format is a big help!

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