Solo of the Month (SotM) #70 - Challenge

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stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
edited May 2 in Making Music
This is the 70th solo of the Month (SotM) Challenge.

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

Discussion:

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

https://soundcloud.com/thefretboard/sotm70-2021-05-digitalkettle-three-score-ten

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: Three Score & Ten

Tempo: 75 bpm.

Structure:
1 bar count-in
Section A: | Emaj7 | Bm7 A | x 4
Section B: | G D | G D | G D | G D |
Section C: | Emaj7 | Bm7 A | x 4
End: Emaj13


The 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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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2548
    Very nice. 
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  • mudslide73mudslide73 Frets: 2391
    Very nice. 
    It's very nice indeed. If I get chance I'll do one this month.
    "A city star won’t shine too far"


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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4983
    Lovely backing track. I love that chord at the end.

    0,11,11,11,12,11 ? I think it has every interval bar the 4th

    It's a beauty.
    Is this a vision of normality I see before my eyes?
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  • digitalkettledigitalkettle Frets: 950
    Lovely backing track. I love that chord at the end.

    0,11,11,11,12,11 ? I think it has every interval bar the 4th

    It's a beauty.
    That's the one!
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4983
    Sent in.
    Is this a vision of normality I see before my eyes?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
    Sent in.

    That's one already in the playlist. We're off to a quick start.

    It's not a competition.
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  • Very nice track.

    @Bellycaster, hearing you're last recordings (haven't lingered here that much, so haven't heard that much), I must say that you have a very distinctive sound. Like a signature. Really nice.
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4983
    Very nice track.

    @Bellycaster, hearing you're last recordings (haven't lingered here that much, so haven't heard that much), I must say that you have a very distinctive sound. Like a signature. Really nice.
    Thanks @jeroenvanhulsteijn that's very kind of you, although I'm now scuppered for my plan to get Matt Bellamy to cheat for me on the Metal tracks :)

    I used my recently acquired Strat for this one. It's Debut for SOTM. Thought I'd go for a little contrast between Neck and then Bridge. All done with GuitarRig5 in Cubase.

    It'll be good to hear what everyone comes up with for this as it's very soulful.
    Is this a vision of normality I see before my eyes?
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
    Bellycaster said:
    ...I used my recently acquired Strat for this one. It's Debut for SOTM. 


     I'm using my recently acquired Ibanez Az2402, which is also having its SotM debut. So it's a NGDs SotM.

    But I've only got half way and now I'm stumped for ideas. This won't be one take, but a game of two halves.

    It's not a competition.
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4983
    Bellycaster said:
    ...I used my recently acquired Strat for this one. It's Debut for SOTM. 


     I'm using my recently acquired Ibanez Az2402, which is also having its SotM debut. So it's a NGDs SotM.

    But I've only got half way and now I'm stumped for ideas. This won't be one take, but a game of two halves.

    Oooh, nice, what colour did you get? Brand Spanker?

    Mine was a game of 3 halves  B) I often get that were I think of something up to a point and then need to go away because I'm getting frustrated or I have something else that needs doing. Like this one, I'd use the point of changes as a place to carry on from.
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
    edited May 2
    Oooh, nice, what colour did you get? Brand Spanker?


    It's posted on the thread at the link below. How come you didn't post yours?

    My entry is now in the playlist. I just decided to improvise around a basic composed melody for the first third and the final third, with a bit of floating about in the middle.
     
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  • BellycasterBellycaster Frets: 4983
    Oooh, nice, what colour did you get? Brand Spanker?


    It's posted on the thread at the link below. How come you didn't post yours?

    My entry is now in the playlist. I just decided to improvise around a basic composed melody for the first third and the final third, with a bit of floating about in the middle.
     
    Ah, I must've missed that. Nice cool blue colour and roasted Maple neck if I'm not mistaken.

    I would've posted mine, but got bogged down with all the fiasco with my Bank that's happened in the last month. A lot of time went into those threads. I guess the moment has gone now for posting a NGD thread, but who knows. Got the day off tomorrow, so might do a belated one.

    :)
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2548
    edited May 2
    I have an NGD to debut too. Dentists will be excited. 
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  • fastonebazfastonebaz Frets: 2548
    Sent one in.  Gave the McCarty 594 Thinline its video debut too.  Really enjoyed composing to this one, great tune @digitalkettle ;

    Usual approach - loop the backing track and play over it until something comes to mind, practice it, record it. Nothing fancy



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  • BarneyBarney Frets: 512
    Oooh....will have to have a go at this ...great backing track 
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
    edited May 9
    Sent one in. 

    Received. Great video as well.

    It's not a competition.
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  • BarneyBarney Frets: 512
    love the backing track ...just a quick go ....ignore the wild hair iv just got up :
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
    @Barney. ; Nice video

    I've just checked and I can download the Youtube clip and extract the audio to mp3. Do you want me to stick the extracted mp3 in the playlist or do you want to send an mp3 yourself.

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  • BarneyBarney Frets: 512
    @Barney. ; Nice video

    I've just checked and I can download the Youtube clip and extract the audio to mp3. Do you want me to stick the extracted mp3 in the playlist or do you want to send an mp3 yourself.

    Could you do it please ... I'm not sure how to do it :)
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  • stratman3142stratman3142 Frets: 1545
    Barney said:
    @Barney. ; Nice video

    I've just checked and I can download the Youtube clip and extract the audio to mp3. Do you want me to stick the extracted mp3 in the playlist or do you want to send an mp3 yourself.

    Could you do it please ... I'm not sure how to do it :)

    You can just send me an mp3 if you want to. Anyway, in the mean time I'll post it in the playlist later and you can let me know whether you're happy with it or not.

    It's not a competition.
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