OneStepClos3r
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#1
Hi all.First of all i am playing for 1.5 years and amateur guitar player.Me and my band will play at rock band competition and we choosed Make me wanna die by the pretty reckless(the lead vocal girl sings well at this song) but there is no lead guitar solo in this song( there is a space for solo with low vocal) how can i write a solo. (i know armonic minors and major gams) is there anyone can help me? thanks a lot
dumbface12
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#2
Not to be mean, I would suggest not playing a solo because this sounds like your first performance and since you've been playing for 1.5 years you may not play a good solo. Not to put you down but trust me it's much better to not play a solo than play a solo that might be bad.

Don't worry about showing off with a guitar solo in a competition. If you go crazy, run around the stage, jump, etc you'll more than blow away the audience than a guitar solo will.
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If I'm thinking of the part you're thinking of, I would suggest playing what the strings play. Not a solo, but a little instrumental break/accompanying the vocals. The vocals are the focus of the song.
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dumbface12
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Art Vandalay
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#6
If I were you, I'd do like these other guys said and don't even bother with a solo. Just focus on the song being perfect in every other way, then put on a heck of a show for the audience. That'll get you farther than trying to work a solo in where one doesn't necessarily belong
MaggaraMarine
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#7
Quote by dumbface12
Not to be mean, I would suggest not playing a solo because this sounds like your first performance and since you've been playing for 1.5 years you may not play a good solo. Not to put you down but trust me it's much better to not play a solo than play a solo that might be bad.

Don't worry about showing off with a guitar solo in a competition. If you go crazy, run around the stage, jump, etc you'll more than blow away the audience than a guitar solo will.

This. Even if the song had a solo, sometimes it's better not to play it. You can make your own arrangement of the song. If your skills aren't that great, not playing any solos is better. I mean, nobody cares if you don't play a solo and sound good but if you play a bad solo, everybody notices it.
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OneStepClos3r
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#8
thank you all for advices. i want to ask what is the key for this song? A♭ mayor is it true?
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Quote by OneStepClos3r
thank you all for advices. i want to ask what is the key for this song? A♭ mayor is it true?

If everything seems to resolve to Ab, then the key is Ab. Where everything resolves to feels like home. It's the chord you would most likely end the song with.
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HotspurJr
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#10
The other thing you can do is play the vocal melody.

In fact, if you were going to write a solo, that's where you would want to start. You take the vocal melody and you add a few embellishments and voila, solo!