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post Nov 5 2006, 04:19 PM
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Where would you start when writing your own solo? and or song.
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post Nov 6 2006, 07:58 AM
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I always start by sitting down (might occasionally have done it standing - not sure wink.gif ) - and try to hear something in my head (besides the everlasting call for chocolate).

Hopefully I will hear some melody in my head - if it's a solo I'll just try to play it on the guitar. Very seldomly does the actual solo end up the way I have first heard it in my head. But that's not the point either - by doing this kind of mental composition I get away from writing with my hands. Your hands tend to write exercises, while your head writes music!

Also, I believe the rhythm of a melody is equally as important as the notes - even if the melody I first heard in my head didn't survive , the rhtyhm usually does.

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post Nov 8 2006, 10:19 PM
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I try singing or humming something first that would sound cool over my chord progression and then from there i pick out the notes individually. Helps me get a voice out of my guitar biggrin.gif
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