#1
I want to make a really nice solo, kinda like the second solo in Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb..

You guys have any idea on this one? Eg. sad sounding scales or a nice chord progression
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#4
Comfortably numb has quit an aggressive attack in my opinion. It is melodic, yet heavy handed, with pinched harmonics and fairly fast playing.

Good string bending ( pre-bends, unison bends and wide vibrato)
Good vibrato (soulful with feeling)

These two things right here make good solo's!.....without vibrato and bending the guitar sounds boring in my opinion.
#5
when you play a sad solo, make a sad face
when you play a happy solo make happy face!

simple!
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#6
Good Vibrato and Bends, and use a minor scale. Play from the heart...
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Good phrasing and technique is all you need.
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#9
Think of something sad or calming, and just pour your heart into the solo, don't hold anything at it, use the guitar strings as vocal cords, let the emotion run out through the speakers.
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#10
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when you play a sad solo, make a sad face
when you play a happy solo make happy face!

simple!

THIS lmao
#11
Quote by SuperJoop

Good string bending ( pre-bends, unison bends and wide vibrato)
Good vibrato (soulful with feeling)


You mean:

Quote by SuperJoop

Good vibrato (soulful with feeling), not like Santana who thinks ultra-rapid vibrato sounds good.


Sorry, I like Santana but his vibrato becomes beyond noticeable and horrible to listen to.

tl;dr

Don't play like Santana.
#12
I think it's interesting how he follows the title of the topic with a smiley face. Considering the topic is relating to "calm and sad" solos, doesn't that seem a bit odd?
#13
Quote by -Blue-
I use a fair amount of reverb, play slowly and use vibrato. It also helps to be in a minor scale, think I used E minor last time.
Perfect reply here. Reverb, minor scales, vibrato. High five for Blue. Also, fitting name.
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#14
It's all about the bends, oooh yeah.

But seriously, get a suiting chord progression, then play accordingly.
YOu can easily make a major scale very sad, which people sometimes don't think you can do.
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Quote by DEATHPANDA
You mean:


Sorry, I like Santana but his vibrato becomes beyond noticeable and horrible to listen to.

tl;dr

Don't play like Santana.


thanks for modifying my post.
#17
Quote by necrosis1193
Think of something sad or calming, and just pour your heart into the solo, don't hold anything at it, use the guitar strings as vocal cords, let the emotion run out through the speakers.


This. Everything in his post is pure gold, read it twice.
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#18
Minor scale, legato.
All you need. Then just let it come from the heart.
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#19
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This. Everything in his post is pure gold, read it twice.


You are joking, right? I agree that if you believe in it enough, it will sound right, even if only to you. But to others it will sound like out-of-key noise. You can't just play a note and expect it to sound right, you have to know what key you're playing in. I think what the guy is asking for are scales and chords that sound somewhat melancholy.

I don't know a lot of scales so all I'm gonna recommend is the minor scale and any minor pentatonic scale.
#20
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You are joking, right?


I was assuming had a passable knowledge of theory.
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#21
I think I got it.. bends, vibrato, reverb, minor scale + a lot of emotion.. thanks a lot
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#22
Do a bend, hold, Play other note, release slowly bend.
Like this:


e|------16------
B|---15b---15r--
G|--------------
D|--------------
A|--------------
E|--------------

Also, do lots of vibrato and big, slow bends
Feel the music
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