In this video I go over a basic blues lick and then show you how to create many things out of one.
The big picture here is COHERENCY in your solo. This coherency is gained the same way a great writer maintains coherency in a story. They produce a limited amount of material for the reader to digest before introducing new material. The pace at which you introduce new licks/ideas must be at a rate the listener can understand and follow along. If you are always introducing a new idea every measure then you will lose the audience, as they have nothing to latch on to.
I am assuming knowledge of the 12 bar blues form, so if you don’t know that you will need to look it up before beginning this.