I wrote a new blues solo for the ‘shuffle backing‘ track in E major that is already available on my channel. In these bizarre times of the coronavirus pandemic, I hope you are all alright and can find strength in music. Let us all pull through these difficult times together. All the best, Maarten.
Blues solo in the key of E, with some licks in the style of the great Josh Smith. Guitar tabs (Free pdf) and video below.
About the video
In this short clip I’ll play an (improvised) blues guitar solo on my Fender Stratocaster, in the style of Josh Smith – at least a very humble attempt to play some of his amazing licks and ideas 🙂 When I take some inspiration from another guitar player, I try not to copy the licks exactly, but to work them into my own guitar playing. This 12-bar guitar solo is played in E major. The solo is mostly played in E major pentatonic, E major blues, E minor blues. Have fun with this texas-blues-style video and tab!
- Guitar: 1994 Fender Stratocaster American Standard
- Amps: Fuchs Blackjack 21, Fractal AX8 Speakers: C
- Celestion Creamback 212
- Strings: Ernie Ball Slinky 0.10
Blues in A
If you’d like to explore a blues shuffle guitar solo in A, check it out here.