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Instrumental Rock with Melody

by Piotr Kaczor

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  • Today we are focusing on rock solo phrasing and typical rock guitar techniques like: whammy dives, pinch and tapped harmonics, palm mutting or wah modulations. There are many ways to play instrumental- rock music, this time we won't play fast, the most important thing in this lesson will be melody.

    I used two keys in this solo: B minor and D Major, but scales are the same - B minor scale.
    In the last part I used wah pedal and this part reminds me of Joe Satriani's "Crystal Planet" album.

    We are going to use:
    - whammy bar,
    - vibrato,
    - bending
    - pinch and tapped harmonics
    - wah pedal

    This is the preset I used for the POD XT live for this lesson:

    Amp: MS 2002 Mississippi Criminal, Drive 7 - Bass 6 - Middle 5 - Treble 7 - Presence 8

    Cab: 4x12 1968 Green 25s

    Dly: Delay Time - 170 (half note) - Mix 25%

    Rev: Cavernous - Mix 26%

    The lesson is available in the guitar pro 5 file, mp3 backing tracks included.

    Enjoy!

    Piotr

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