Simple A minor Soloing

by Darius Wave

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  • Welcome to the Phrasing and Dynamics lesson 2 !

    Simple yet full of details (articulation and dynamics) solo, that will teach you how make your playing more interesting, while using not much of notes (based on basic A-minor scale). It will help you discover tonal possibilties and ways to shape the sound. At the same time we deny most common quote "I can't play descent solo, because I don't know scales". It's not the scales that are critical to make your solo sound like pro. It's all about to be able to play just a few notes in many different ways, using a wide palette of availabe dynamics and articulation techniques.


    Gear used (in order of connection chain placement):

    1. SX SST57 guitar
    2. Presonus Inspire 1394 firewire audio interface (input gain 40%)
    3. Poulin LeXtac vst plug-in:
    - Channel - blue
    - Input 50%
    - Gain 70%
    - Pre EQ - brighter
    - Bass 50%
    - Middle 40%
    - Treble 50%
    - Contour 100%
    4. Kefir impulse loader (mix 100%)
    5. Impulse - Catharsis s-preshigh

    Tuning - Standard E

    Backing track progression:

    4/4 ||: Am | Am | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Dm | Dm | Em | Em :||

    ||: Am | Am | Fmaj7 | Fmaj7 | Dm | Dm | G | G :||
    Am ||


    Tempo: Main song tempo is 120 bpm. There are also backing tracks available at 60, 75, 90, 105 and 120 bpm.

    Time signature: 4/4

    Scales used in this lesson:

    A-minor

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