Bluegrass, tuning key, dips, Brent Mason, Brad Paisley, jim Campilongo, James Burton, Jerry Donahue, Don Rich, Danny Gatton, Jonny Hiland, claw, hybrid picking, double-stops, chicken picking, hammer-on, pull-off, behind the nut, bendsby Chris Shofner
Brent Mason, James Burton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, George Benson, Don Rich, Danny Gatton, Jim Campilongo, John Scofield, steel guitar bends, chicken picking, banjo rolls, tone control swells, double-stops, fusionby Chris Shofner
This wah-wah solo can be found on my band Artifex's latest demo - a song called "Alley cats". It is cool because it revolves around a single riff in E. Since there aren't any chord changes to rely on - the solo needs other qualities than the harmonic ones. Therefore, I focused on crazy sounding wah-wah licks, rhythmic ideas and MIGHTY SLIPPERS . Once again, this is a way to make a cool solo without relying on strong chord notes. The solo reaches it's peak with an exotic/progressive sounding phrase which I play in unison with my drummer and bass player.