Beautiful Pedja - I enjoyed both the harmonic and melodic ingredients of this solo!
Nice solo, great melodic skills
Great lesson ^^
Nice solo Pedja I recommend everyone to try the concept over the backing, really fun and instructional Was this improvised as most of your collab solos?
Wow i wanna get on the case straight away, but im in middle of studying a lesson. Its on the hitlist
Very nice and useful lesson Pedja!
Hit it when you get a chance, let me know if you need any help with it !
Great lesson Pedja very Santanaish in my opinion! just great
Cool lesson ! Nice sounding !
Nice solo Pedja!
Beautiful jazzy-sounding piece !
Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated !
Nice lines man, loved the ending
Very cool lesson Pedja, good reading!
Great lesson Pedja. Love this solo and your tone on this one. Your lessons are really educational, well explained and cover interesting topics. More of these please !!
Thanks Jose and Ivan !
Andy you got it man
Cool and useful, Pedja!
Nice lesson my friend.
If I close my eyes I believe I heard Carlos Santana playing.
Nice phrasing Pedja !
Thanks a lot guys, much appreciated really !
Nice solo Pedja!
Cool lesson Pedja!! I love this lines!!!
Glad you like it Jose
Nice solo Pedja
Very melodic! Best progression in the universe, nothing without m7-5
Thank you Sinisa and Vasilije !
Great work Pedja. Sounded like Santana in some parts. Really great
Awesome ideas, Pedja, and great sound!
Much appreciated Emir and Sergio
Welcome to my new lesson. Today we are covering in class collaboration #4 solo that I did. This class puts emphasis on phrasing and importance of straight vs syncopated rhythm.
To check out collaboration I am talking about, go HERE.
Here are some things you need to know about straight and syncopated rhythms.
Straight rhythm is basically if you start on Down beat (1 2 3 4) and play rhythm like Whole, Half, Quarter, Eight and Sixteen notes ! It is essential that your rhythm here doesn't carry over when you are doing this, in other words you are not using any DOTS OR TIES ! (to make things easier for you guys).
Syncopated rhythm is opposite from Straight rhythm. You need to start your phrases on Up beat (one AND two AND three AND four AND - so you start on AND always!). It is also essential that with syncopated rhythm melodies or your solo sounds OF BEAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE !
Another trick to achieve syncopated rhythm is to use TRIPLETS. The best triplet to throw you of is Quarter note triplet !!! You can also use doted rhythms when playing syncopated melodies, in fact I highly recommend you do it (dotted quarters will work wonders here of course!).
Remember that you can also start on up beat and keep playing regular rhythm and it will sound syncopated !!!
Now that we have covered all the basics, lets say couple of things regarding backing track.
Backing track is at 140 bpm and is in A minor.
I used Latin type feel in Bass and Drums with very specific Piano sound. I hope you dig it !
Chord progression is :
// A min / A min / B min7b5/ E7 /
/ A min / A min / B min7b5/ E7 /
/ A min7 Amin6 / A min7 Amin6 / D min7/ G7 /
/ A min / A min / A min (E7#9)/ E7#9 //
About soloing :
- Use arpeggios (if you want and can)
- A harmonic Minor is mostly key center
- Over A min7 A min6 you can use A DORIAN MODE (G major scale)
- D min7 G7 part is A aeolian or A natural minor (A minor pentatonic if you want to simplify it)
- E7#9 you can do arpeggios or E altered scale (F melodic minor) as well as E half whole diminished scale.
For this solo I used my custom built guitar, going trought POD X3 Live into Nuendo. Effect I used was customized, so if you like it I can send it to you or give you the settings !
I really hope you will learn a lot about importance of various rhythms in soloing after studying this solo/lesson. I advise you to transcribe music and your own solos to better understand what areas you need to improve and work on. Finally, I hope to see this lesson included on REC programe so if you need backing track just let me know.
Until next time, practice and have fun with this !