#1
So besides just shredding away, except maybe the last bar, what elements would I need to create a gloomy sounding solo? Things like tone, effects, phrasing, note pitch, harmony guitar? I have an idea for what I'm going to do, but I want to know what other people think creates a dark solo.

An example of a song like this is Over and Over by Black Sabbath.
#2
Um.............my advice would be to use tritones and minor scales, particularly natural minor. Harmonic minor is cool, but technically "resolves" at the end. Natural minor makes for a darker sound.
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#6
Chromatic scale. or those Phrygian or minor modes, they sound gloomy if played right. Distort the shiz outta your tone too, for epic chunkyness
#8
Context.

Soloing appropriately over a dark and/or gloomy background will make you solo sound dark and/or gloomy.

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Or G minor...


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Last edited by Zaphod_Beeblebr at Mar 25, 2009,
#9
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D minor, for its the saddest of all keys,


Yeah, I used the Dm key.


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Context.

Soloing appropriately over a dark and/or gloomy background will make you solo sound dark and/or gloomy.


Yeah, my rhythm track is real dark, again, Dm.


Thanks for the ideas/advice guys.