Getting Out of Scale-Jail for Guitar
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Getting Out of Scale-Jail for Guitar

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Table of Contents

JAILBREAK 1: What Is Soloing?
JAILBREAK 2: Solos Based on First-Position Chords
Playing The Notes In Each Chord
Adding The Adjacent Notes
Blue Notes
Other First-Position Major Scales And Blue Notes
Ornamenting A Melody
Following Through
JAILBREAK 3: First-Position/Key-of-E Licks
Boogie Riffs
Listening Suggestions
JAILBREAK 4: F-Position and Steve Cropper Double-Stop Licks
A Blues Turnaround In E
Making It Movable
Following The Changes
Fills For Accompaniment
Seventh And Ninth Chords
Steve Cropper Licks For Soloing
Listening And Practicing Suggestions
JAILBREAK 5: F-Position and Chuck Berry Double-Note Licks
Ad-Libbing Solos
Playing A Melody
Following Through
JAILBREAK 6: Movable Minor Pentatonic Scales
Making The E-Blues Licks Movable
Movable Blues Licks In A Solo
The Blues Box Revisited
Soloing In A Minor Key
Soloing In Non-Bluesy Songs With The Blues Box
The Second Blues Box And Its Licks
Second-Blues-Box Soloing In A Minor Key
Second-Blues-Box Soloing In Non-Bluesy Songs
The Third Blues Box And Its Licks
Third-Blues-Box Soloing In Non-Bluesy Songs
The Fourth Blues Box And Its Licks
An Easy Way To Locate The Four Blues Boxes
Following Up
JAILBREAK 7: Movable Major Scales
Basing Movable Major Scales On Movable Chord Formations
The F-Shape Major Scale
The D-Shape Major Scale
The A-Shape Major Scale
Another A-Shape Major Scale
Switching Bases
Following Through
JAILBREAK 8: Movable Major Pentatonic Scales
Building Major Pentatonic Licks
Double-Stop Licks–Southern Rock Style
Open-Position E And A Major Pentatonic Scales
Listening Suggestions
JAILBREAK 9: Solos Based on Movable Chord Shapes
Notes On The Fifth And Sixth Strings
Some Movable Shapes
Adding The Adjacent Notes
R&B And Rock Chord Styles
Chord-Based Jazz Soloing
Listening Suggestions
About the Author

Every guitarist seeks to create unique, meaningful solos in their performances that match those of today's most revered players. It doesn't matter whether you play blues, rock, country, bluegrass, swing, folk, or pop music – these soloing strategies show you exactly how to break out of the “scale-jail” to unleash your artistic potential and become a versatile lead guitarist!

Celebrated author Fred Sokolow uses popular tunes and exercises to teach you how to play solos based on: open-position and movable chord/scale shapes • standard and artist-inspired licks • listening suggestions • and several more approaches.

Each concept is demonstrated with solo guitar and full band audio tracks embedded right in the digital book – just the tools you need to help you break out of scale-jail and run toward soloing freedom!

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