Guitarists like Jimmy Herring and Robben Ford know how to enrich their blues solos. They know how to jazz up those standard licks. In this video I talk about one of those things Robben Ford uses to lift his solos to another level. Watch now and learn to create another layer and to have another creative tool at your disposal.
The trick I am talking about in this video isn’t really a trick. It’s a scale. That scale is Symmetric Dominant, also referred to as one of the diminished or octatonic scale. I approach this scale in my own way, working from the dominant 7th arpeggio and filling in the notes. That’s similar to how I build the minor modes, starting with pentatonic and filling in the gaps.
Enjoy the lesson and let me know what you like to use to enhance you blues playing!