Intermediate Rock Ballad Solo

by Guido Bungenstock

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  • Hi Guys,

    My lesson 28 is for beginners/intermediate (maybe some advanced players are getting some inspirations as well) and focus on one of the best soloing concepts ever: question and answer!
    The key here is to tell a small conversation between melodies to catch the listener with some interesting lines.
    I'm also using the phrase imitation concept (see instruction video 1 for detailed info) here a lot to create an interesting solo.

    So no shredding here but emotional melodies with heart. ;-)


    A Part 0:00-0:47

    ||: D | % | Am7 | % |

    | Em7| % | C | % :||

    B Part 0:48-1:11

    | Am7 | D | G | C |

    | Am7 | D/F# | Asus2/C | % |
    | E5 |


    Concentrate on every small detail like beding, vibrato, slide, pull-offs etc. to get the feeling of my little solo here.

    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 9, several plugins
    Amp(Only for Monitor): Peavey JSX Top with Marshall 2x12" V30

    Kemper Profiling Amp: PVY 5xx0 Crunch

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    Standard tuning: E, A, D, G, B, E
    Tempo: 90 BPM

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