Overall Rating: 3.8 (of 5)
The Bleedin' Fingertip Blues
This is it. It's pretty simple stuff. Of course, you'll get smart-aleck remarks from the guy you're playing with about having to solo in C#, like I did a couple of weeks ago, but hey, they need a challenge.
The crossed out fretting positions here are muted. The easiest way to do this is to simply loosen your grip on the neck until your fingers come off the fretboard but are still pressing down on the strings.
The only other challenge is to make those five-fret leaps going from the I chord to the V chord and back accurately. It's a bit of a pain at first, but you'll get it down soon enough.
There's one other thing: the sound I'm getting on the mutes is a lot different than what the composer plays, but I think that's just a MIDI issue, so don't worry if you sound different. This is just a rough sketch anyway...