Ever wonder what makes a guitar solo perfect? Whether it’s Stairway to Heaven or Free Bird, the perfect guitar solo can completely transform a song. In this episode, we'll be covering techniques used by Eric Clapton, Albert Hammond Jr. and more. And while we might not all be at the level of Page or Collins, the concepts behind creating a perfect guitar solo are accessible for players of all levels. Join us tonight as our experts break down some of the secrets behind creating the perfect guitar solo, and don’t miss out on your chance to win some free gear!
0:00 - Intro
5:30 - Riff/Lick-based soloing with The Runaway’s “Cherry Bomb”
9:42 - Riff/Lick-based soloing tips & artists that use them
12:00 - Soloing With Chord Changes - Weezer “Say It Aint So”
16:20 - What to consider when “Soloing with Changes” and popular songs 19:22 - New Melody soloing with The Strokes “Reptilla”
23:00 - New Melody soloing considerations
27:50 - New Melody solo song examples
31:00 - Combining soloing approaches with The Beatles "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" (Eric Clapton)
35:00 - Solos that combine approaches
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