Caelumamittendum - Dark Light Soloing SI Lesson

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Hey there everybody,

You must surely already know me, but for those of you who don't:

My name is Benjamin, I live in Copenhagen, Denmark, and have been playing guitar on and off for 5-6 years. I almost neglected it completely during my 3 years of...ehr... "high school", but started again this summer. Haven't fully gotten to the point of practicing regularly that I wanted, but I'm trying to work on that.

This is a lesson based on the solo I did for the "Dark Light" collaboration by Nemanja. I thought I would make a lesson out of it.

As you might have read in the collaboration thread, it is in the key of Cm. I use both the C blues scale, the C minor scale and the C harmonic minor. Those three follow here:


My guitar is tuned to the regular EADGBE.

Main video

Video 1


This first bar uses a typical and easy apply-able intro lick using the pentatonic notes from the C minor pentatonic. The first lick comes two times, but the second time around we add the blue note of the C blues scale, 11th fret on the G string, note F#. Notice how the first part is played using eighth-notes, where as we end the lick with playing 8th-note triplets leading into a bend from the 11 fret to the 13th, or in other words from Bb to C.

Video 2


You might recognize this lick from the GMC SI lick of the day. We start out on the bend note from the previous video, bend from Bb to C. I play the pre-bend note and release it, play the 9th fret on the B-string and then the 11th fret, note Bb again. Then leading into a more advanced descending lick. It is not exactly as in the GMC SI Lick of the day, but more or less like it. It is note really meant to be played strictly as noted in the tabs, note-value wise, but just know where you start from and where you end and cram that into the space of 2 bars.

Video 3


The second last video has some of the easiest runs. It is not that fast and reminds me a bit of an alternate picking exercise. The sequence is the same in all four bars.

Video 4


The fourth and last video is of the last four bars of the solo. It includes some fast runs with tapping, and it uses the C harmonic minor scale in that part. This is again not as strict as the notes suggest, but is again a matter of cramming a specific amount of notes into 2 bars. You will notice that some of the last runs and notes are similar as the ones from video 2, as they are mainly built around the same sequence. I suggest you just practice this slow and try to get it even more tight than I have here.


Duration Legend

W - whole
H - half
Q - quarter
E - 8th
S - 16th
T - 32nd
X - 64th
. - note dotted
|-n-| - n-tuplets

Tablature Legend

L - tied note
x - dead note
g - grace note
(n) - ghost note
> - accentuded note
NH - natural harmonic
AH - artificial harmonic
TH - tapped harmonic
SH - semi harmonic
PH - pitch harmonic
h - hammer on
p - pull off
b - bend
br - bendRelease
pb - preBend
pbr - preBendRelease
brb - bendReleaseBend
\n/ - tremolo bar dip
\n - tremolo bar dive
-/n - tremolo bar Release up
/n\ - tremolo bar inverted dip
/n - tremolo bar return
-\n - tremolo bar Release down
S - shift slide
s - legato slide
/ - slide into from below or out of upwards
\ - slide into from above or out of downwards
~ - vibrato
W - wide vibrato
tr - trill
TP - tremolo picking
T - tapping
S - slap
P - pop
< - fade in
^ - brush up
v - brush down


Backing (From GMC Instructor Nemanja Filipovic Collab)

High Quality Videos:
Part_2.wmv ( 20.96MB )
Part_1.wmv ( 24.47MB )
Part_3.wmv ( 21.72MB )
Part_4.wmv ( 19.06MB )

Dark_Light_Soloing.gp5 ( 4.2K )

Main_Video.wmv ( 23.08MB )