Am Strut Solo

This free guitar lesson will teach you how to play a blues solo over our original Am Strut jam track. Peter Vogl will show you how to use the Am pentatonic scale in the open position, the A natural minor scale, and some outside notes to create a solo. We’ll use hammer-ons, slides, and our right hand to create a more expressive solo. Specifically, we’ll use the thumb instead of a pick to play the strings and add a plucky and funky vibe. Peter will start by walking you through the theory choices and how to play the solo in detail. Next, we’ll practice the whole solo at a reduced speed with a metronome before advancing to playing along with the track. Sign up for a free 7 day trial and access a PDF of the tabs, a downloadable mp3 jam track, and three more solos over this progression.

Lesson Guide:

Bars 1-3 – 3:02

Bars 4-6 – 4:54

Bars 7-10 6:58

Bars 11-12 – 9:14

Solo at Reduced Speed – 9:40

Solo with Track – 10:47

Get the Whole Course!

Take a test drive of our premium membership plan with a free 7 day trial and watch three additional Am Strut Solos. Each original solo was designed to get progressively harder and expose you to new concepts. We’ll work through different scales, move around the neck, and pick up the speed along the way. The lessons include streaming video instruction along with downloadable PDFs of the tab and an mp3 jam track. Premium membership also includes access to over 500 exclusive lessons (full list) covering different techniques, guitarists, and difficulty levels.


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