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Solo of the Month (SotM) #72 - Challenge

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stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
edited July 2021 in Making Music
This is the 72nd solo of the Month (SotM) Challenge.

The challenge is now open and ends at midnight 24th July 2021.

Discussion:
This backing track was kindly provided by @digitalkettle
You can download backing track from Soundcloud below:

https://soundcloud.com/thefretboard/sotm72-2021-07-digitalkettle-phased-confused

Record your solo over the top of it and then submit it (ideally in mp3 format) to solos@theFB.co.uk
Also, feel free to comment on how you approached the solo, which will add a bit more interest and maybe we can learn something from each other.

Title: Phased & Confused

Tempo: 110 bpm

Chords are:

Structure:
( | F#m7 E | B/C# A/B | F#m7 E | B/C# | ) x 2
| A/B | G/A | Emaj7(#4) | Emaj7(#4) |
( | E | F# | G#m | G#m | ) x 4

There should be headroom to record your solo. Try to set a level without excessive master limiting, because we want to avoid loudness wars.

Voting will start soon after the submission deadline, with each voter selecting their 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice.
First choice gets 5 points - Second choice gets 3 points - Third choice gets 1 point
The order and scores of the top three entries will be announced soon after the voting ends.

No prizes. It's just for fun.

As people submit their entries, I'll post them below to hopefully promote some discussion on approaches used for the solo:
It's not a competition.
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Comments

  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 3015
    Ooh nice,  looking forward to hearing everyone's compositions to this. 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    Mine's in the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • digitalkettledigitalkettle Frets: 1578
    Infomercial: all the guitar parts (except the heavy hard-panned ones) use my recently acquired @ThorpyFX ’Pulse Doppler’ phaser ;)
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 5338
    Sent one in. Nice backing, but that one had me stumped for a good while. Eventually managed to cobble something up.
    Is 5 Watts enough with Humbuckers?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    Sent one in.
    It's in the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 3015
    Sent one in!

    Gibson SG started on bridge pup, switched to neck pup midway through
    Bias FX 2 custom patch with a Telecaster IR guitar match
    Compression
    EQ
    Render

    I started out thinking i'll aim for a jangly juicy strat tone, but ended up back at how I always sound.  Doh

    I think I played a mix of F#m pentatonic and E aeolian but frankly I'm not sure, I know shapes, not but names :lol: 


    Very nice backing track.

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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    edited July 2021
    Sent one in!

    Added to playlist. 3 entries so far.

    It's not a competition.
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  • susbemolsusbemol Frets: 214
    edited July 2021
    Finally got a little bit of time to have a go at this. Really lovely work on the backing track, @digitalkettle!

    I hope you don't mind a little bit of guitar synth for the 2nd part. It was played on my guitar so I suppose it still counts?!
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    susbemol said:
    Finally got a little bit of time to have a go at this. Really lovely work on the backing track, @digitalkettle!

    I hope you don't mind a little bit of guitar synth for the 2nd part. It was played on my guitar so I suppose it still counts?!
    Got it. I suppose anything goes when it comes to the instrument and sounds/effects used for the solo.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    edited July 2021
    Entry closes in a couple of days at midnight 24th July.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    Entry closes tonight at midnight.
    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1708
    Entry closed.

    It's not a competition.
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