Slash Style: Country Soloing

by Lucio Antolini

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  • Hi rockers!
    In this lesson we´ll study the Slash sytle, when he plays country music. In songs like “I used to love her”, “Sweet child o´mine” and “Paradise city” Slash plays a lot of resources from the country music. In this lesson we will exemplify some of them.

    This lesson is in the D major scale, mainly in the pentatonic. It starts with a bend in E (third string in the ninth fret) which ends in the 3º of the chord of D mayor (F#), push with your pinky the 1º and the 5º in the higher strings. Then play a cool country melody with this notes, is very important to let ring the higher notes while we are phrasing with the third string. Then it comes the fast lick of the solo, which we divide in several parts. The first part is in the D major pentatonic scale and it uses Slash's resource of repeating the same note in diverse parts. In the second and third part we play the notes of the D major chord adding the 4º and the 9º to adorn it. To finish this lesson we play a very expressive chromatic melody that ends bending C# to D (first string, 21 fret). Tip: Play it slowly and clean. Then analyze the interaction between the chords and the solo. It will give you many ideas for your own playing.

    Have fun!!

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