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Davidian
post Oct 13 2007, 06:08 AM
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Hi GMC!

I have the opportunity to make a song for school. The song will be on a CD and that CD will be sold for a good cause. Me and my friend who are making the song have like the whole song finished, but the solo. We have the riffs all assembled to one. But as I already mentionned: we still need some solo-ish thingie. That would be awesome. But the problem is that we don't know how to write a solo...
And that's why I ask the almighty GMC-forum to help me out!

Do you have any soloing strategies?
Or maybe some special suggestions?
Please tell me! It would be so cool!


Thanks!
-Davidian-

PS: It's a metalsong. Tempo of the backingtrack of the solo is 140 bpm and it's in the key of D minor, I think.
The chord progression the solo will be played over is A5/G5/C5/F5/D5/F5/C5/A5.
I hope this is enough info...


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Muris Varajic
post Oct 13 2007, 07:39 AM
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Hi Davidian

Try with D minor pentatonic scale or D minor scale.
Speaking of solo structure,that's long road to be explained in one post.
Anyhow,use those scales and follow your ears and heart wink.gif

Hope this helps a bit.


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post Nov 2 2007, 07:14 PM
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Cripes ohmy.gif thats a tuffy to answer.

I`d probably start with some improvisation over the chord structure, usually hit on a melody or a run etc that would be the start, then I`d work around that idea and as Muris says follow your ears, I`d probably record several takes of the improvisation too and listen back and pick bits out that I liked and piece them together that way.

Hope that helps a little, good luck, post it and let us have a listen when your done smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2007, 08:50 PM
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The only suggestion I can cough up is: jam smile.gif


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post Nov 2 2007, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 13 2007, 06:39 AM) *
Hi Davidian

Try with D minor pentatonic scale or D minor scale.
Speaking of solo structure,that's long road to be explained in one post.
Anyhow,use those scales and follow your ears and heart wink.gif

Hope this helps a bit.


D Minor, the saddest of all keys sad.gif


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post Nov 2 2007, 09:15 PM
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QUOTE (muris @ Oct 13 2007, 07:39 AM) *
Speaking of solo structure,that's long road to be explained in one post.

Muris, can you make a lesson about ways for creating solos maybe?


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post Nov 2 2007, 09:48 PM
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Yes. D-minor I find is really the saddest of all keys. Take some advice from Spinal Tap! Simple lines intertwining...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=G-R5Qt2XD5g


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