#1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDJIbCx43cg

Im pretty sure I have a thread in the wrong place on this... anyway. This is a solo for this new band I'm in. I've never done lead before so I figure I should probably start practicing it. I made this up like 2 hours ago. Uhh, idk really what else to say I've been playing for a little over a year? Cheers.
Last edited by PENGNASTY at Sep 1, 2011,
#3
Not bad for a first solo. It sounds like something that could fit well in a song.
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#4
Quote by Megadethfan245
Not terrible, I just randomly wanted to say the rhythm seemed kind of Nirvana-ish.


Lol yeah, the rhythm and song are actually old, this new band I'm in wants me to start putting some of my own stuff over their old, and our lead singer loves Nirvana lol. So this is what I've got so far.

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Not bad for a first solo. It sounds like something that could fit well in a song.


Thanks!

And I posted another thread, thinking that this one was gone because I didnt see it in the actual right section. FML
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#6
Nice, cool rhythm, indeed nirvana-ish but it's good!
The solo itself fits with the rest, only make it a bit more accurate.
Cool man!
#7
Quote by Zeletros
I hear sloppiness, doesn't seem you're really comfortable with it.

Try to work on it more.


Sadface, I know. I can't wait till its crisp, but that pull off part that I'm trying to do is a bitch to me right now. My fingers are raw from trying this lol
I'm trying to keep it up though, thank you for listening.

Quote by Joost1795
Nice, cool rhythm, indeed nirvana-ish but it's good!
The solo itself fits with the rest, only make it a bit more accurate.
Cool man!


Thanks man, appreciate you listening!
Last edited by PENGNASTY at Sep 1, 2011,
#8
Well, taking into account that you have only been playing a year or so it's pretty good, i hardly ever touched lead stuff at that point.

You just lack fluidity with your playing, the more you play the more fluid you get.
What i mean is that your playing is sloppy and it sounds a bit 'jagged'?, ya'know a little bit jerky with the transactions.

The way you start the solo with that bend sounds good but the bit after is pretty bad, it sounds like your fumbling for the right notes.

The hammer on section sounds good, which builds up really well to a pretty dissapointing 'dissonant' part but at least the note you end on wraps it up well.

Overall good job, just keep practicing it. But i would advise to get rid of that dissonant part, it doesn't sound right to my ears.
#9
Quote by SumFX
Well, taking into account that you have only been playing a year or so it's pretty good, i hardly ever touched lead stuff at that point.

You just lack fluidity with your playing, the more you play the more fluid you get.
What i mean is that your playing is sloppy and it sounds a bit 'jagged'?, ya'know a little bit jerky with the transactions.

The way you start the solo with that bend sounds good but the bit after is pretty bad, it sounds like your fumbling for the right notes.

The hammer on section sounds good, which builds up really well to a pretty dissapointing 'dissonant' part but at least the note you end on wraps it up well.

Overall good job, just keep practicing it. But i would advise to get rid of that dissonant part, it doesn't sound right to my ears.


First, thanks for listening lol. I understand, and I hear it, the jerkiness. Lol yeah I thought it sounded good on the camera, but after I slapped some headphones on I could hear the fail. And I'm soooo glad you said something about the ending note. I knew it was in the right key, I just didn't think it sounded all too well. I don't really have a lot of I guess you could say, firepower, in my ability to make things flow. I don't know any scales, and I don't have very much flow in my soloing ability as a whole right now like you said. Thanks again for listening, and giving me some critique!
#10
Quote by PENGNASTY
First, thanks for listening lol. I understand, and I hear it, the jerkiness. Lol yeah I thought it sounded good on the camera, but after I slapped some headphones on I could hear the fail. And I'm soooo glad you said something about the ending note. I knew it was in the right key, I just didn't think it sounded all too well. I don't really have a lot of I guess you could say, firepower, in my ability to make things flow. I don't know any scales, and I don't have very much flow in my soloing ability as a whole right now like you said. Thanks again for listening, and giving me some critique!


No problem mate.

I would suggest you learn a bit of theory, you don't need to go to extremes with it, learning about keys is pretty simple stuff and it will help your soloing if you know where your notes are and such.

The Crusade articles are pretty good for starting on theory:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?value=crusade&search_type=columns

Mike Dodge has some great lessons for the basics:
http://lessons.mikedodge.com/

And the good ol' Music Theory.net is always a good one, but some people get thrown off by it because of the way the lessons are displayed:
http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

If you do decide to look at the sites, just take it slow and don't feel pressured to finish it all.
#11
Quote by SumFX
No problem mate.

I would suggest you learn a bit of theory, you don't need to go to extremes with it, learning about keys is pretty simple stuff and it will help your soloing if you know where your notes are and such.

The Crusade articles are pretty good for starting on theory:
http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/search.php?value=crusade&search_type=columns

Mike Dodge has some great lessons for the basics:
http://lessons.mikedodge.com/

And the good ol' Music Theory.net is always a good one, but some people get thrown off by it because of the way the lessons are displayed:
http://www.musictheory.net/lessons

If you do decide to look at the sites, just take it slow and don't feel pressured to finish it all.


The only one of these I have seen is Musictheory.net and I was pretty lost. I'll check out the other ones you gave me. Thanks again! : )
#12
Good start, but forget the speed for now, do it slow, steady and put emphasis on the timing; IE: Which notes lasts how long
(see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Note_value)
And be sure that the whole thing is as long as it need to be, IE: if it’s 4/4, be sure the solo lasts the whole 4/4 (you can trim it down to 2/4 but, honestly, it will feel too short) .
And, as I said, forget the speed for now, train slowly and steady. You will get the speed in time and it will feel a lot more complete and not sketchy.
#13
Quote by t1mman
Good start, but forget the speed for now, do it slow, steady and put emphasis on the timing; IE: Which notes lasts how long
(see here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Note_value)
And be sure that the whole thing is as long as it need to be, IE: if it’s 4/4, be sure the solo lasts the whole 4/4 (you can trim it down to 2/4 but, honestly, it will feel too short) .
And, as I said, forget the speed for now, train slowly and steady. You will get the speed in time and it will feel a lot more complete and not sketchy.


Yeah, I've been working with timing on different notes. I don't think this is in 4/4, I tried to do that by ear rather than actually keep a beat. Thanks for the listen and critique!
#14
Quote by PENGNASTY
Im pretty sure I have a thread in the wrong place on this.


This is also the wrong forum for this. There is an original recordings section which should be easy to find if you look. Please read the rules before posting next time.
#15
Quote by Winter Sky
This is also the wrong forum for this. There is an original recordings section which should be easy to find if you look. Please read the rules before posting next time.


Thanks.