#1
When it comes to soloing do you have to play in key with your bassist/rythm guitarist? Lets take the Free Bird solo for an example:

(If you know how to play the song you'll know what i'm talking about.)

Rythm: G power chord, A# power chord, then C power chord.

The lead guitar stays in the key of G and doesn't switch to A# or C.

If you have a power chord progression for an example: A, B then C, can you stay in one key like A and not switch with the power chords?

. . .Sorry if this doesn't make since but I tried to explain the best I could.
#2
Depend on the key of the song, you will solo in one (or more) scale(s) in that key. If your song is as simple as A-B-C (lol), then you'll be soloing in A.
And a bit of advice, if it sounds good to you, do it.
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#3
The lead may solo in the key of G, but with his phrasing, he'll usually pass or stop on an A# or C when it switches to them.
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When it comes to soloing do you have to play in key with your bassist/rythm guitarist? Lets take the Free Bird solo for an example:

(If you know how to play the song you'll know what i'm talking about.)

Rythm: G power chord, A# power chord, then C power chord.

The lead guitar stays in the key of G and doesn't switch to A# or C.

If you have a power chord progression for an example: A, B then C, can you stay in one key like A and not switch with the power chords?

. . .Sorry if this doesn't make since but I tried to explain the best I could.

The rhythm is in the key of G, therefore you solo in G. It doesn't matter that the chords change, what matters is what it all resolves to which is G
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Depend on the key of the song, you will solo in one (or more) scale(s) in that key. If your song is as simple as A-B-C (lol), then you'll be soloing in A.
And a bit of advice, if it sounds good to you, do it.

C would be out of key then.
Maybe A minor, or G major, or C major, or E minor.
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C would be out of key then.
Maybe A minor, or G major, or C major, or E minor.


Yeah I know what you mean. . . I just took three random letters for an example :P. But yeah everybody who posted helped out. Thank you =)