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Adding Soul to Solos – Call and Response

By Darren DeFranco


Hey guys,

One of the most important concepts in blues guitar is the idea of call and response. Way back in the day, blues singers would create a small phrase, and another singer or instrumentalist would create a complimenting phrase to play or sing after. On guitar, we can actually emulate this on one instrument. Today, we’ll show you how.

Understanding concepts like call and response is how you put some soul into your solos. Good luck guys!


First, master our various exercises to get practice with call and response. Then, head over to our jam tracks and try to make up your own complimenting phrases.



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