Soloing techniques

dallenhos

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Anyone know some solo techniques??

One I use a lot is

E--9h12-----9h12------|
B-------9h12----9h12--|


I repeat that as many times as needed for a quick sounding lick in a solo. This one happens to be in C#m, but you can slide it around to change the key.

There is also

B-----9h12---9h12---|
G--11b----11b--------|

Do you guys have an of these solo licks that you use and would mind sharing with me? Thanks
 

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These happen to be in A pentatonic, 'cause that's just where they turned up when I started playin' 'em today. Extremely basic 'lil riffs.

E---------5-------|
B-8^(10)---8p5---|

Just practice that until you can whip it out whenever; it sounds nice when you get some speed too.

It's a good 'lil riff. So basic, but it's nice to put together with other riffs.

E---------5---------|
B-------5---8p5-----|
G-7^(9)-------------|



E--------5-------------5--------|
B-8^(10)--8p5-------5---8p5----|
G--------------7^(9)------------|

Not only can I hardly claim credit for these, if anyone doesn't know them they obviously never learned the pentatonic scale....
 

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G---5h7----------7^(9)(7)--5----7s9-7s12h14-----|
D------------------------------7------------------|
A-5-----5s3s5s3-----------------------------------|

This riff is also fun to play. Lotsa slidin'. Good stuff.
 

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If you start and finish on the right note and sound like you mean it it the middle- you can can get away with anything.
 

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If you start and finish on the right note and sound like you mean it it the middle- you can can get away with anything.
That's always been my take on it, I listen to the song I am going to record the solo for, get an idea in my head and just go for it.

There was a review about 15 years ago that described my leads as "melodic chaos", and that's the best description I've heard for it.
 

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IMHO, work hard on you solfeggio. Unless you are looking for some genre specific licks, what matters is to know where you are going and know where you came from, hence, solfeggio. (people also use a number system but I never really felt that was musical in nature)
 

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Sweet licks, keep em coming!!
IMHO...which is fully based on the way I see the world: which has strengths and weakness....you should be able to make a ton of licks from one idea but again that is how I approach things....
 

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Here's one I discovered one day while noodling around (or subconsciously stole from something I'd heard somewhere lol). You can use it as a turnaround, intro, or the basis for going off in other directions. As written it's quarter notes, but once you get it down, try varying the timing, phrasing, playing it backwards, etc. I think it's a fun little lick, but then again I'm biased :D

It's based on the A Major pentatonic (or second position) with a couple of blues notes tossed in.

E-------8—7—5---5
B-----------------7---7-—5----5
G----------------------------6—--6—5--4--
D-------------------------------------------7
 

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E:---------12h14p12---12h14p12--12h14p12----- etc
B:--------------------14-----------14-----------14--- etc

Not that original but sounds pretty cool when you ca do it fast. Just in my opinion at least
 

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E--13p10-------------------10----------- repeat sequence
B---------13p10-----10h13-----13p10----
G----------------13----------------------


A good one from Zakk Wylde I like, double stop riff from No More Tears solo. Not too hard to figure out, it's all Dm blues.
 

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Solo technique??? Turn up and play the same thing again until people start clapping. Seems to work for a lot of people...
 

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You want to get out of the box and expand your solo vocabulary, rip off licks from great sax solos...guaranteed to expand your brain and fingers.
 

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E--9h12-----9h12------|
B-------9h12----9h12--|
E--9h12-----9h12----7h9----7h9----8h10----9h12-----9h12 (hold w/vibrato)--l
B-------9h12----9h12----7h9---8h10----8h10-----9h12------------------------l

takes basic idea shifts it down to mixolydian and then moves chromatically (with pentatonic structure) back to resolution...just one idea I came up within seconds.
 


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