#1
Hey guys, here's my entry for the Toontrack Periphery Erised solo contest:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ffd8mq9iSg4

I decided to play more to the song than to what's flashy or shreddy, and I'm quite happy with the result. I seriously doubt I'm going to win, considering the target demographic is more concerned with speed than context, but I'm pretty happy with how it came out. I don't consider soloing my strong point, so any pointers on what you think worked or didn't would be cool

If you feel so graciously inclined, you can vote for my solo here: http://www.toontrack.com/metalguitargod2013.asp#!/entry/607882
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#2
the timing was way too predictable, and the shred at the end could have been better written. To be honest, I absolutely hate Periphery, so I'm not a good judge. That background track would not allow for a well structured, original solo to be written, because of it's chord progression, its short length (21 secs), and its position within the song. Try not to only play each note on the first beat of every bar, and try to think a bit more outside of the box when it comes to your shredding - an extremely hard thing to do, I'll be the first to tell you
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