The interesting thing about Albert Collins is that he would occasionally phrase things differently to your average Blues guitarist due to his unusual F Minor tuning (from bottom to top: F, C, F, Ab, C, F). For the example solo, I’ve stuck to standard tuning, but the unusual fingering of the C# on fret 16 in bar 5 is an example of the kind of phrasing that would come as second nature in the F minor tuning Albert used.
This solo is a good example of phrasing; letting the notes breath. As the great pianist Artur Schnabel once said:
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes, ah, that is where the art resides.
As always, below the YouTube video you’ll find the backing track to play along with, and below that, the tablature. Aren’t I nice?!
Feel free to ask questions or just share your thoughts in the comments!