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Old 2002-08-20, 12:40
Becker rules Becker rules is offline
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Theres no right way to write a solo, but as a general rule start low and slow and finish high and fast, ie its no good ve your 15 note a second arpeggio at the beginning and slowing down. Here is 1 way I go about approaching writing solos and you probably think its nuts but it does work,

first write another verse of lyrics where you are going to solo
then record yourself singing it,

next sit down and figure out how to play what you would sing over it this takes time and can really get annoying but its worth it,

finally expand on the last few licks cause your not gonna be abl to play as fast as you can sing so maybe put fills in between the "words" that you can already play

And there you will usually have an ultra melodic solo which is pleasing on the ear.
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