#1
Hello guys,

I am struggling to improvise a solo on Blondie's Call me. The guitar solo should replace the keyboard on the chord progression:

Em Bm Em Bm F C Dm Bb G A

I play a Bm pentatonic for the first (Em Bm Em Bm) part.
Then I play a Dm pentatonic over (F C Dm Bb) followed by a G pentatonic and an A pentatonic.

However, I feel that the chord progression is calling for some particular mode or key change but I am really struggling to find it.

Any ideas to spice up this solo?
#2
play some chromatics.
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#3
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Hello guys,

I am struggling to improvise a solo on Blondie's Call me. The guitar solo should replace the keyboard on the chord progression:

Em Bm Em Bm F C Dm Bb G A

I play a Bm pentatonic for the first (Em Bm Em Bm) part.
Then I play a Dm pentatonic over (F C Dm Bb) followed by a G pentatonic and an A pentatonic.

However, I feel that the chord progression is calling for some particular mode or key change but I am really struggling to find it.

Any ideas to spice up this solo?

You already have a key change - Bm for the first 4 chords, Dm for the rest, strongly emphasising chord tones as you go.
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#4
The key seems to change from E minor to D minor. As with any chord progression, focus on chord tones.

Edit: I guess I was beaten to it.
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#5
How I do emphasize a chord tone during a chord progression? by focusing on the root of the chord it's being played?
#7
Chord tones are the root, 3rd and 5th for these triads. Focus your solo on using these notes, and other passing notes rather than just pentatonic scales.
#8
This is what I'd suggest to. When a chord progression has a bunch of key changes (and most of the time anyways) I don't even bother thinking in terms of keys and just arpeggiate and extend the chords.
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