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12 Bar Bluesy Country Guitar Solo in E

Lesson ID: A0182

In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play a 12 bar bluesy country guitar solo in the key of E. This guitar solo sounds great over the 12 bar blues progression that we studied in the previous guitar lesson here at Country Guitar Online called 12 Bar Blues in the Style of Merle Haggard. Download the guitar solo tablature below the lesson video, and after you learn the guitar solo, try practicing along with the backing track on this lesson post. This solo has a simple bluesy melody and it is a perfect example of how less can be more when you’re playing lead guitar. Also try using the key of E blues scale and the E major pentatonic scale to create your own bluesy country solo over this lesson’s backing track.

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Playthrough with Tablature

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Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Line 1 – Measures 1 through 5
08:19 min Line 2 – Measures 6 through 9
13:01 min Line 3 – Measures 10 through 13
18:42 min Practice the Solo With Me

Backing Track

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johnisme22
johnisme22(@johnisme22gmail-com)
2 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Thanks Devin! Keep pickin’ everyone!

Rex
Rex(@rexgmillergmali-com)
2 years ago
Reply to  Devin

lovin the lessons Devin…..

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
2 years ago

Hi Devin, another good one and have a nice evening!

William
William(@wgazdikyahoo-com)
2 years ago

Now I know what I’ll be doing all day today, and play loud enough for the neighbors to here.

William
William(@wgazdikyahoo-com)
2 years ago
Reply to  William

Learning the guitar for 5 years now and finally the kind of tunes I want to play.

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
2 years ago

Good idea!

Mdockum2
Mdockum2(@mdockum2comcast-net)
2 years ago

For sure going crazy with all this, but having these lessons and learning new songs and skills has been a major source of enjoyment! Thanks! God bless you!

peter.oconnor
peter.oconnor(@peter-oconnormail-com)
2 years ago

It would fit nicely with “My bucket’s got a hole in it” by Hank Williams

j.phillips189
j.phillips189(@j-phillips189btinternet-com)
1 year ago

Love this and a great compliment to the earlier lesson. Defo plugging in the acoustic for this one!

brendanbreen5
brendanbreen5(@brendanbreen5gmail-com)
7 months ago

Are we permiited to download the attached Backing Tracks ?

Glen Smith
Glen Smith(@gks)
4 months ago

Your tab does not match your fingers in the video measure 5

Glen Smith
Glen Smith(@gks)
4 months ago
Reply to  Glen Smith

never mind i was looking at measure 4