How To Write Your First Solo

by Lian Gerbino

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  • Hi there, and welcome to a new lesson.
    For all beginners who wants to create solos, this is a really cool lesson to learn.

    We´ll use the same backing track with the following chords: Em-C-D-Bm
    we´ll use the E minor scale exclusively.
    so, with this lesson you´ll learn the basic concepts to create a solo.

    Part 1:
    We only use root notes over each chord of the backing track.
    We´ll start with Em, so our first note will be a E note. then we play some notes til we reach the C major chord on our BT. so there we´ll play a C note. the same over D major and B minor.

    Part 2:
    Same Bt, but this time, in place of the roots notes, we´ll be playing 3rds notes.
    so, over Em we´ll be playing the minor 3rd (G note) over C, major 3rd (E note) over D, major 3rd (F# note) over Bm, minor 3rd (D note).

    Part 3:
    Same Bt. this time in place of roots or 3rds, we´ll use 5th notes. so, over E minor, we´ll be playing B note, over C (G note) over D (A note) Bm (F# note)

    Basically, what you are learning are 3 ways to compose a solo. They are not the only ones. There´re many ways to compose a solo. But these are the basics.
    well. this easy lesson, should help you to understand some basic theory concept in times of create a solo from the notes, and not only by ear.

    Take this lesson step by step and have fun.
    Used scales: E minor
    Meter: 4/4 –
    Guitar Tune: Down 1/2 step
    TEMPO: 120 bpm

    As some of you know, I use a POD xt to rec all my lessons. you´ll find my presets on my board ;)

    If you have any problems let me know.
    Take care and see you all around.

    Lian Gerbino

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