Melodic Metal Solo

author: gitbad date: 11/20/2012 category: soloing
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Melodic Metal Solo
This melodic metal solo comes from playing 2 string arpeggios combined with fast pull-offs over the changing chord progression. This is actually easier to play than it sounds, once you get the simple arpeggio shapes down.
I came up with this metal solo by combining some of my favourite influences: Iron Maiden, Yngwie Malmsteen and Randy Rhoads. It follows a simple chord progression of E minor, C major, D major and back to E minor again. E minor Arpeggio With Pull-offs TAB:
C major Arpeggio With Pull-offs TAB:
D major Arpeggio With Pull-offs TAB:
E minor Arpeggio With Pull-offs TAB:
This pattern gets played twice in a row over the power chord changes. For the first arpeggio in Em, its an E powerchord played at the 7th fret of the A string. The second arpeggio is C, so its a C powerchord at the 3rd fret of A. The 3rd powerchord is a D so its a D powerchord at the 5th fret of A. The last arpeggio is in Em again so its another E powerchord, 7th fret of the A string. Thanks for checking this out, more guitar lessons at my website and YouTube channel.
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