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Our drummer and I wrote a fairly full-on rock song today, and I just put a solo to it which doesn't have any widdly-widdly in it.

I think I'm maturing, and I'm not sure how I feel about that...
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 14774
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    Start the solo with a pick scrape and end it with a dive bomb. 

    Problem solved.
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 20926
    I would, but there's this creepy voice in the back of my mind which says "No, it's tasteful - leave it alone."

    Tasteful.

    Ugh.
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 20926
    Well, I think it's tasteful, at least. Here you go:



    The offending solo starts at about 2:14. There's no bass on it, 'cos our bassist likes us to leave him a blank canvas.
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  • spark240spark240 Frets: 1793
    Sounds widdley widdley enough to me ...


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  • randomhandclapsrandomhandclaps Frets: 20515
    edited April 2014
    I just listened to that.  I know it's all personal taste etc. but for me the solo has a confidence and control about it that speaks massively more about the competence of the guitarist (obviously you) than the safety/smokescreen net that widdly repetition can sometimes be.  Very, very good stuff.
    My muse is not a horse and art is not a race.
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 20926
    spark240 said:
    Sounds widdley widdley enough to me ...
    I think we might be working from different definitions ;)

    I just listened to that.  I know it's all personal taste etc. but for me the solo has a confidence and control about it that speaks massively more about the competence of the guitarist (obviously you) than the safety/smokescreen net that widdly repetition can sometimes be.  Very, very good stuff.
    Cheers, man - I really appreciate that :) I always get the feeling that if I haven't put something technically challenging into it, I've cheated or just been lazy. This is probably the first time when I've thought, "That'll do, Donkey. That'll do."

    I'm also pretty pleased with the tones - all the guitars on there were done with the Eleven Rack, with no EQ and only a quick attempt at setting the levels (it's only a demo for the rest of the band to work from) then a bit of compression on the master. There's a couple of bits where things get a bit muddy (like the first note of the second part of the solo), but other than that it's surprisingly clear.
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  • monquixotemonquixote Frets: 14774
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    Good work.

    Didn't Oscar Wilde say that the definition of a gentleman is someone who can shred, but doesn't. 
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  • Take your vest off!
    :-c

    Nice solo!
    Old Is Gold
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 20926
    edited April 2014
    Take your vest off!
    :-c

    Nice solo!
    Can't do that...it's covering up the bits that nobody wants to see ;)
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  • TTonyTTony Frets: 21823
    Our drummer and I
    What's the drummer doing, co-writing songs???

    (Our drummer pulled a moody a couple of weeks ago, so I'm just jealous really.  Nice solo.)
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  • equalsqlequalsql Frets: 4651
    Yep, I thought that was a tasteful solo, some nice note choices there and the way you let the note hang into feedback was good. Knowing when to leave space in your solo's is an art that is lost on many players nowadays.
    (pronounced: equal-sequel)   "I suffered for my art.. now it's your turn"
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  • very tasteful.
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  • BranshenBranshen Frets: 1219
    I don't claim to be an expert but I reckon some of the licks could be tighter, I felt the timing ran a little on some bits. Other than that, it was a great solo, developed well and very satisfying to the listener.
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  • digitalscreamdigitalscream Frets: 20926
    Branshen said:
    I don't claim to be an expert but I reckon some of the licks could be tighter, I felt the timing ran a little on some bits. Other than that, it was a great solo, developed well and very satisfying to the listener.
    Quite correct - I felt like they were running a little at the time, but listening back I actually quite liked the "relaxed" effect. It was only a jam through the track, though, so my chances of managing to reproduce it are precisely zero :D
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  • BranshenBranshen Frets: 1219
    I want to be the master of relaxed soloing. I try to place notes so far from the beats that nobody knows where they were supposed to be in the first place.
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