This is probably the fastest group of notes in the solo, but it still feels relaxed. The beauty of descending slur lines like this is that each note doesn’t necessarily count for a specific note value. You just have to make sure that each note is heard and that you land on the notes that count on time! You’ll travel a great distance on this one. Have fun!
Taught by Chris Liepe in Jekyll and Hyde Blues seriesLength: 4:08Difficulty: 3.0 of 5
Join Chris Liepe on an epic Blues journey. He will take a 3 minute Blues guitar solo, break it down and teach it lick by lick. By the end of this series your ability to play and understand Blues will increase substantially.
In this lesson, Chris Liepe introduces the "Jekyll and Hyde Blues." This is a 3 minute long blues guitar solo that incorporates techniques and lines from the blues greats. Chris breaks down the solo lick...Length: 3:17 Difficulty: 0.0 FREE
Chris teaches the first section of this epic blues solo. This portion features string raking, muting, and a simple pentatonic line.Length: 3:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris teaches the second section of the solo. This section features sort of call and response and also incorporates more bending, rakes and muting in a higher register.Length: 4:31 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Based on an open “E” chord, this familiar sounding lick comes way down in dynamics and in range.Length: 2:57 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Chris teaches the fourth lick in this solo. It is a dominant line that is played the same over both the V and IV chords just before the turnaround.Length: 3:54 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This is one of the most familiar sounding licks in the entire pack. Chris teaches this classic turnaround and demonstrates how it can be used in the context of a blues solo.Length: 5:04 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
We really turn into the “nice guy” on this one! It starts with a subtle sweep/rake followed by some whispering bends. Then, you get to walk up with some clean 6th intervals and back down with some...Length: 5:06 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This lick has bite! This lick remains soft for the most part, but has a few notes that really jump out dynamically. The beginning of the lick really nails the minor 3rd, but at the end, it rests on a...Length: 4:39 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Play one more quiet lick before we crank the gain back up. Incorporate some fast triplets, palm muted legato notes, and a smooth slide down to E. Then, you’ll reach for your volume knob!Length: 3:03 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Bring back the bends and the loudness! This lick is designed to lead to another lick with a bit more resolve. It’s written to be messy.Length: 3:44 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
It's time to bend the first string up to an E! Milk it for all it’s worth. The rest features a bendy journey down the Em pentatonic scale and a Hendrix-influenced trill with a twist. If you have a whammy...Length: 3:59 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
If you like abusing your guitar, you’ll like this lick. It features loud, open string double stops, slides, and a long bend that ends with you hitting your guitar to create a percussive and abrupt stop!...Length: 4:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Time to return to nice playing. The use of staccato when playing quietly makes for a playful, controlled sound. Pay special attention to note durations on this one. In order to nail the crescendo at the...Length: 4:52 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This lick only works if you play behind the beat. There are not many notes here, but each one counts. Using the whammy bar takes the listener to a modern instrumental rock place just for a second before...Length: 4:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris focuses on playing melodic lines that mimic vocals.Length: 2:42 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
It's time to spend some time with the b5. This lick features lots of legato with some strategically picked notes that give this descent a free flowing sound.Length: 2:35 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
It's time for some more pedal tones! By taking the same pull-off feel, but slowing it down and using the ‘B’ string as a pedal tone, we’re able to walk up to a higher register unison bend.Length: 3:05 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
The hook returns in plain form, this time in a quiet octave line. String muting is important here to generate the desired effect of sneaking around the guitar while tipping one's hat to the melody.Length: 4:48 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris Liepe teaches an epic blues trill!Length: 3:30 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris teaches another passage that features of vocal-like guitar playing.Length: 4:18 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This section of the guitar solo is fast and features strategic use of slurs.Length: 4:08 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
We return to the opening melody once again. It’s like we’re coming home now. There are a few key variations from the original, but the point is to exit the guitar solo and bring in the song's end....Length: 4:41 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
You don’t have to bend up a perfect 4th this time, but you do have a few more notes to worry about. You also have the opportunity to mimic a slide guitar player after you hit the highest note of the...Length: 4:01 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
In this lick the choked notes return. We contrast them with dominant chord arpeggios played very quietly.Length: 3:48 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
This lick features bends, open strings, and a lot of pull-offs. This revolving line draws from Jimmy Page influences and is the perfect highlight to transition to the final chords of the song.Length: 3:26 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
Chris teaches the final section of the "Jekyll and Hide Blues."Length: 2:49 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
About Chris Liepe
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Chris Liepe was born on September 17th, 1981 in Portland OR. His first instrument was piano which he pursued until discovering his love for the electric guitar in high school. He became fans of such groups as Soundgarden, Collective Soul and U2 inspiring him to start singing, songwriting and helping others in their musical endeavors with teaching, co-writing and album production.
Having moved to Colorado with his family, he began gigging, recording and teaching in a number of music stores as well as out of his apartment until deciding to pursue music full time. He moved to Denver, CO to complete a Bachelors in Music Technology and was then hired on by Sweetwater Productions, a division of Sweetwater Sound and one of the largest, most successful recording studios in the Midwest.
Chris spent nearly 4 years at Sweetwater as a producer, recording engineer, studio musician and writer. During this time he had the privilege of working with many artists including Augustana, Landon Pigg, Jars of Clay, and Mercy Me. He also wrote for and played on numerous independent albums and hundreds of radio/TV commercials.
Wanting to get back to his favorite State in the world (Colorado) and feeling the urge to 'go freelance', Chris moved to Greeley, CO and opened his own recording and teaching studio. He continues to write and produce music for artists and agencies and is happy to be among the proud JamPlay.com instructors.
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