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Re: What are good solos to learn?
1/7/2002 11:41 AM
Chris Pinto (24466) wrote:
I would start off learning your basic solo scales. Some pentatonics, minors, basic arpeggio runs...etc Try making up your OWN solos!
Yes, certain times I will play a solo note-for-note. But NOT all the time. If I'm playing a classic tune (at a gig) like "Smoke On The Water" I'll try to emulate it 100%. But, most rock/metal tunes, I'll play a solo 50% original, and 50% my own. This way it kinda lets people know I know the original solo, but, want people to taste a bit of "me" in a solo as well.
Don't be a clone.
But, I must say, most of the time a rock/metal/shredding solo incorporates your pentatonic in SOME form or another. Maybe not 100% of the time, but a vast majority of tunes always have some pentatonic scale. They are the first scales a guitarist should learn. Just to get a feel for soloing, and such. because they are not only in rock & metal, but tons of other styles of music.
To me, the pentatonic is kinda like your "universal" guitar scale. You can always use them.