Emotional Soloing Over A Ballad

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    Welcome to my lesson No. 74 called "Emotional soloing over a Ballad"

    When it comes to slow emotional soloing a lot of guitar players tend to rush a bit. But it sounds so much better when sometimes the phrasing is a bit behind the beat to create more dramatic.

    So in this lesson I demonstrate the idea of this technique by adding a lot of cool phrasing.

    Have fun!!


    The structure of the Jam track:


    VERS 0:01-0:36
    | Gm | Gm/F | Eb | % |
    | Gm | Gm/F | Cm7 | Dsus4 D |

    PRE CHORUS 0:37-0:52
    | Bb | Bb/Ab | Gsus4 | G |
    |

    CHORUS 0:53-1:25
    | Cm Eb | F Gm|
    | Cm Eb | F Dm7#5 Eb Gm|
    | Cm Eb | F | Eb | % |

    Have fun! ;-)

    Final words

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

    Cheers - Guido

    Technical specifications
    Guitar: Music Man Luke II
    Strings: Elixir Optiweb 9-42
    Audio Interface: Focusrite Saffire PRO 24
    Recording SW: Logic Pro X, several plugins


    Kemper Profiling Amp: Bruno XL (Rhy) & Soldariu SLO (Solo)
    Matrix GT1000FX with Marshall 2x12" V30 (for monitoring)

    The profiles are available for purchase here:
    http://www.guidorist.com/en/product-category/kemper-amp-profiles/


    Standard Tuning E, A, D, G, B, E

    Tempo: 60 BPM



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