#1
I've always been curious, and this is partly inspired by the thread with the "L'il Wayne Guitar Solo." What sets the standards of the solo? Is it merely strong feelings conveyed through an instrument or is there some secret society that writes the commandments in some ancient tab Tome?
#3
A guitar solo would be an unaccompanied peice of guitar.
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#5
It would probably vary from person to person. I constitute a guitar solo as being when guitar player plays an extended lead part that's not the main melody of the song.
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It would probably vary from person to person. I constitute a guitar solo as being when guitar player plays an extended lead part that's not the main melody of the song.

Yet other people might call that a bridge. It depends
#7
It really doesn't matter what name you assign to something. It's usually pretty obvious if something is a solo. Who really cares if it's a solo or "not", you know? I dunno.
#8
I would consider a solo a melodic interlude that is distinct from the rest of the piece. I think it's just something that you know by intuition, although in jazz they solo with chords, which a lot of people wouldn't intuitively realize is a solo
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#13
arent solos usually accompanied?
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It really doesn't matter what name you assign to something. It's usually pretty obvious if something is a solo. Who really cares if it's a solo or "not", you know? I dunno.




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#15
Typically I'd consider it a section within a piece of music in which a lead guitar player plays a non-repetitious melody (meaning the same melody shouldn't be played more than once in a song, otherwise it's more of a hook or bridge than a solo) over a rhythmic backing.
#16
When the guitar is the "main" part of the song, as opposed to accompaniment of the vocals or some other instrument.
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