QUOTE (kjutte @ Apr 1 2009, 01:10 PM)
I was wondering about the composition on the wisdom solo.
In what way did you develop this? It is very varied and unique, and I would like to know what made you think about those sequeces?
First of all there are two solo guitarists in Wisdom. It is random who starts the first solo, Gabor's was the first.
When I began to compose, I had a few things in my mind: It had to be something unique, it had to have a clear start and an ending, and since it is a short solo, it also have to capture the listeners ears in some way, and in the end it must reflect my emotions as well.
*The first part is the melody, which is a sort of a reflection of the main riff and it follows the chord progression in a way that I felt it's best. Notice the "felt", becouse when I start composing, the first thing is to attune to the song, then the melody comes naturally, I'm kind of hearing it inside of me, so I play it out.
*The next part is a decsending and ascending alternate picking section. Because the solo section is short, I could not develope more thension with a melody, so the best thing was to roll a lick. Descenging was in A phrygian dominant. The ascendign part is in A# lydian, but I left out the second note in the scale, so it sounds more exotic this way, and this might catch the listeners ears.
*At the third part I wanted to do something melodic, something that would sound nice but is also a reflection of my emotions. Arpeggios do sound nice, so I followed the rhythm chords with arpeggios.
*The final part is in D mixolydian pentatonic, as my main goal here is to again catch the listeners ears, and do something not so common, but still sounds great and exotic. I started a simple bluesy bend in the scale and I did a simple slide that sounds very exotic.