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How to take a groove solo of a I-IV vamp

Discussion in 'Ask Doug Johns' started by Ben Rose, Dec 4, 2012.


  1. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    Hi Doug,

    About once a gig I get called for a solo (because they never learn). Often, it's on a song we play that vamps from the I to IV chord (1 bar each). I have a lot of trouble building anything happening over those changes. Usually it sounds like I'm playing a bunch of 2 bar phrases.

    Any advice on how to handle changes like this in a funk/rock context?

    Thanks so much,
    Ben