Learn how to create melody and solo over a simple 12-bar blues chord progression. This video uses visuals to introduce the knowledge base necessary to understand chord tone targeting, as well as how to narrow down the important concepts that need to be understood to apply this information in a practical way.
In the first episode of "Blueprint of the Blues" (Blueprint of the Blues - Guitar Lesson w/ Jon Pontrello - the box, chord-tones, phrasing, tape loop), the emphasis was on using "the blues box" to play chord tones over the blues progression. This video reviews this idea, and gives some background knowledge to help see the bigger picture so that it is possible to move to the next step, which is playing chord tones outside the box. This video might seem difficult to take in, but these are the ingredients that musicians use to craft their melodies and solos, so try to understand it the best you can so that these ideas start to develop a place in your mind.