Here’s an awesome solo that gives us some cool major pentatonic and major scale ideas. The chord progression is:
E – G#7 – C#m – B
Why does the chord progression matter if we’re dealing with the solo? The progression provides context on why each phrase and idea works. The biggest example of this is how G#7 isn’t in the key of E so his treats ideas over this chord with care. He draws from notes that derive from the G#7 chord.
I annotate other lesson videos in which I talk about playing each of these scale position shapes, adding chromatic notes and even where G#7 came from!
0:43 – Chords Don’t Fit (Chords as Numbers)?! | UGT 6/8
0:43 – Adding Cool Chords to Your Song (Borrowed Chords)
1:16 – Major Pentatonic Scales | CO 5/10
1:16 – Major Scale Shapes | CO 7/10
5:06 – Adding Chromatic Lines In Your Solos