Good topic and lesson, Mike. It fits in with what I’ve been trying to do lately. If you haven’t already done it somewhere, it would be great if you could at some point show some techniques for traversing the neck of the banjo in a somewhat “linear” fashion. By that, I mean not jumping chord inversions, but climbing the neck with phrases or with passing tones, and using that to make a more complex blues solo.
I saw a video on YouTube about making improv solos that said a person should try to land on the root note of each chord at the end of each phrase. Is that a good rule to follow? Say you’re in the key of E and your next chord is an A7…your phrase should land on an A?