Drone Blues Technique and Exercise

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Drone Blues Technique and Exercise

I want to talk a little bit about what I call drone soloing.

That’s when you hit a note on the guitar or sometimes the
keyboard player will hold it down. It’s like a stagnant note
that just hums-out and in this demonstration we’re going to
be in the key of E and you can kind of play a lot of major
licks and stuff over it, get like an Arabic kind of sound,
almost like a Derek Trucks sort of thing doing this sort of
thing. So I’m going to demonstrate what I call drone soloing.

So it’s just like a stagnant note that rings-out and you can
get all these major kind of essences over it, kind of go wherever
you want to, really, almost anywhere on the neck works. And when
there’s a note that doesn’t work you can really hear it; it will
stand-out. So you know, oh, I don’t want to play that note.

A couple of good exercises that can get you ready for that would
be something like this. This is kind of a major run that I like
to do. It’s one, two, three, five, one run and I’ll be doing
that in a lot of different demonstrations throughout. But this
is kind of how I use it in drone soloing. So it would be
something like this.

This is another excerpt from the new upcoming guitar course in DVD from Jonathon Boogie Long
`Boogie Blues Magic VOLUME II´ which will be released on April 30th…
Get Volume I here:

BOOGIE BLUES MAGIC DVDs

GET BOOGIE BLUES MAGIC VOL 2 NOW!