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Solo of the Month (SotM) #83 - Challenge

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stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
edited June 1 in Making Music
This is the 83rd solo of the Month (SotM) Challenge.

The challenge is now open and ends at midnight 23rd June 2022.

Discussion:
This backing track was kindly provided by @fastonebaz

You can download backing track from Soundcloud below:

https://soundcloud.com/thefretboard/sotm83-2022-06-fastonebaz-arpeggios-from-heaven?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing


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: Arpeggios From Heaven

Tempo: 50 bpm

Chords:

| Em7(add2) | Em7(add2) | Fma(add#11) | Fma(add#11) |   
| Em7(add2) | Em7(add2) | Am9 | Am9 |
| Bm7  | Am9 | Bm7 | Am9 | Bm7 | Am9 |
| Ema7 | Ema7 | Gma7 | Gma7 | 
| Ema7 | Ema7 | Gma7  | Gma7 | 
| Fma(add#11) | Fma(add#11) | Em7(add2) -----------


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:

https://soundcloud.com/thefretboard/sets/sotm83-2022-06?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing


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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2910
    Any similarity to any existing instrumental song is entirely coincidental :smiley: 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Mine's in the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • mudslide73mudslide73 Frets: 2588
    I had a quick run through this earlier but can't figure out what to do over the changes.. lovely track though Bazzer.
    "A city star won’t shine too far"


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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2910
    Sent one in

    I did about 1000 takes trying to work something out and finally got something i was vaguely happy with.  Lots of whammy actions obvs.
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2910
    edited June 8

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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2910
    edited June 8
    Managed to capture it on vid too :lol: 

    https://www.instagram.com/tv/CdJpFKpALpg




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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2910
    edited June 8
    .
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Sent one in

    Added to the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 5269
    Sent mine in. Went for a bit of Juicy Wolfgang Neck pick up on this one.
    "There's a sickness that comes from too much change in too short a time" Alvin Toffler (1970).
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Sent mine in...

    That's 3 in the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 811
    Sent one in finally (I've looked at the last several few months, but never had time to get round to it!). Fitting in recording around having a toddler is not easy :) A bit rough and ready but at least I got something done :)
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Sent one in ...
    And it's in the playlist and as scary as I expected :astonished: 
    It's not a competition.
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2910
    Oh man @Vibetronic ;that put a huge smile of awe on my face as i listened to it.
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  • VibetronicVibetronic Frets: 811
    Oh man @Vibetronic ;that put a huge smile of awe on my face as i listened to it.
    Ah cheers, it was a great backing track to play over, and the maj7 changes made me think a bit!! =) I think I’ve downloaded 4 or 5 which haven’t even made it to Logic this year, but seeing Vai last week gave me a bit of impetus too!
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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 2394
    edited June 15
    I'm working on it... I have a beginning and end but just can't seem to play something that sounds right for that middle Bm7 Am7 section, and I've recorded tons of takes..... will keep at it and settle for something eventually...... won't be a patch on the entries so far! 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Two days remaining. Entry closes midnight 23rd June 2022,

    It's not a competition.
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  • MagicPigDetectiveMagicPigDetective Frets: 2394
    edited June 21
    Sent one in.... first half is my attempt at a Vai type melody thing  (not great, after many many attempts too, much to improve) .... second half I revert to a Kim Thayil type noise wah solo.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Sent one in.
    It's in the playlist.

    It's not a competition.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1679
    Entry closes tonight at midnight.
    It's not a competition.
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  • digitalkettledigitalkettle Frets: 1413
    I really wanted to get back on the case this month but I've been a bit snowed ;-/
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