#1
hello!

I need to write a solo for my band in the key of C. it's an kinda old heavy metal song, like maiden, early scorpions or maybe some van halen. the problem is that i don't know what to do with it. i'm out of inspiration for the solo. Does anybody know some cool riffs for in the solo or something where i can get inspiration from?

Thanks everyone!
#3
Listen to a recording of the rhythm section in the song and hum the solo you want to hear. Record yourself humming and try to transpose that over to guitar. That's my favorite way to write guitar solos.
#4
Quote by Geldin
Listen to a recording of the rhythm section in the song and hum the solo you want to hear. Record yourself humming and try to transpose that over to guitar. That's my favorite way to write guitar solos.


+1 to this.

Hum/sing the guitar solo. Write it AWAY from your instrument.

Then go to your guitar, play the musical idea you came up with (which may take you some time to figure out properly) and then find interesting places to add embellishments like tapping or a fast lick or two.