SotM #44 - The winner is...

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Great to have so many entries and it was very close at the top. Below are the top half of the entries:

The winner of Solo of the Month #44 is:

1st : @Modellista : 20 points    Congratulations

2nd : @markv : 19 points
3rd : @Bellycaster : 18 points
4th : @poopot : 14 points
5th/6th jointly : @stratman3142 and @flying_pie


Winning entry below:


It's not a competition.
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 2878
    Well played @Modellista great solo.
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  • ModellistaModellista Frets: 1019
    Thanks to @stratman3142 for running the competition.  Really enjoyed the challenge.

    Also thanks for the votes - I know it was a bit of a left-field entry so I appreciate the appreciation and kind comments from people like @Bellycaster.

    [the rest is just for posterity so I can remember what I did!]

    So, phrygian dominant, eh?! 1 b2 3 4 5 b6 b7.  I didn't actually know what this scale was when I started playing it, but I knew there was something a bit more exotic out there that would go with the backing track than a straightforward minor pentatonic so I just fiddled around with notes until a scale presented itself.

    The scale gives a lot of tension on its own, with a major third but minor seventh.  Played against a minor chord progression even more so - the thirds should clash horribly but to me it actually works quite well as long as the listener can become accustomed to it.  We're used to hearing minor thirds over a major progression in blues, so this is the opposite way around.  The triplet-y thing near the end was inspired by working on the fast fingerpicked bit at the end of the Sultans Of Swing solo.

    Played on a PRS Vela, neck pickup, into a clean amp sim on a Line 6 Amplifi TT.
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  • markvmarkv Frets: 178
    Congrats @Modellista - very close!
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  • ModellistaModellista Frets: 1019
    markv said:
    Congrats @Modellista - very close!
    Totally!  Was exciting waiting for the votes to come in - it was almost a draw save for the last final point!  Well played Mark!
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 815
    edited February 3
    @Modellista Thanks for posting about how you approached your solo. I would never have thought about that approach. This is what makes the monthly challenges more interesting for me.

    It's not a competition.
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