80's Pop Rock Solo

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 41

    This lesson ist about the session players of the 80's & 90's. During this time these players had their biggest time
    specially for pop singers. Most of their solos had a great impact to the songs because the had some remarkable melodies.

    So my lesson today shows how you could build a simple but nice sounding solo.

    I chose the typical song structure AABA for this.

    The first A Part is the rhythm guitar part and then on the next A Part I start with my solo.
    The B Section is the bridge and perfectly shows the connection between the keyboards and the guitar melody.
    The last A part is the last solo on a higher register.

    A Part 0:03-0:16
    | F#m | % | E/F# | % |
    | F#m | % | E/F# | D E |

    A Part 0:17-0:30
    | F#m | % | E/F# | % |
    | F#m | % | E/F# | D E |

    B Part 0:31-0:44
    | D | D | Em | F#m|
    | D | D | G | G |

    A Part 0:45-1:06
    | F#m | % | F#m/E | % |
    | DMa7 | % | C#m7/11 | D E |
    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

    I tried to transcribe as close as possible. Specially in the Guitar Pro 5 you'll find all this little extras!

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: D'Addario NYXL 009
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic 10, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: Diesel V4

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    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E
    Tempo: 140 BPM

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