Writing and recording a solo

When I write music and have a basis for a solo, I get really excited. This is an opportunity to take my musicianship further and express myself on the guitar in a way where I push my limits.

Once you have the chords and know what scales you need to use, there’s then the possibilities and choices you can make to unfold a narrative.

You can use a variety of techniques, dynamics, and pitch to build tension and really take the track to a new height.

Very rarely do I achieve this in the first take. I don’t even achieve it in the next ten either. It takes exploration and trial and error and eventually you find yourself in a flow state where the magic starts to happen. That may be a hundred takes later.

Don’t give up before you get there.

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