Instead of going through a million songs and pointing out the different target notes, a lot of songs are build on the same progressions. Here's another really common progression: I vi ii V (1 6 2 5). To solo better over this chord progression I'm picking out the 3rd of each chord to target. In the key of A this chord progression would be A -- F#m -- Bm -- E.

The Thirds we're aiming for are:
A Chord -- C# Note (Red)
F#m Chord -- A Note (Green)
Bm Chord -- D Note (Yellow)
E Chord -- G# Note (Blue)

It seems like an exercise right now but it's really training your ear to instinctively pick these notes in your solo. Stick through it!

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