#1
i wrote all of a pop punk song, except for the solo.... what should i do for the solo?

im trying to stay away from just flat out shredding....

also, what are some good examples of pop punk soloing?
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#2
just play whatever you "want to hear". if your ear leads you to play it, itll probably fit. and you can "shred" in a pop punk solo, just make sure to keep it in a normal kind of scale. no messed up intervals i guess. idk.

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#3
don't solo? stay in your basic scales
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#4
yea do what Its_Rock77 said
or what a lot of pop punk bands do is play the vocal melody for the solo and either add on a little or just stick to it
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#5
actually just do whatever the eff sounds good to you
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#6
im gonna add that you definately should shred. thatll make you pretty unique among bands in the genre. just play both fast and slow stuff. make it sound good.
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#7
Just play whatever fits, doesnt matter if its just the same line as the vocals or some crazy solo as long as it fits well
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#8
Id do like a Smells like teen spirit type solo, and add some weird effect onto it. or just do something kinda mid-paced. kinda like the solo in the Vines' song "Winning Days."
#9
There's nothing wrong with soloing in a pop punk song. The only thing you have to make sure is that you are still in the same key, not to use crazy exotic scales (no diminish or harmonic minor), and to keep it in tempo the entire time or else its gonna sound really weird when you go from blink tempo to dream theater tempo and back. I would also recommend to stick to the major scale and limit use of minor pentatonic cuss it sounds bad over pop punk rythems.
#10
Quote by whitebluesboy
There's nothing wrong with soloing in a pop punk song. The only thing you have to make sure is that you are still in the same key, not to use crazy exotic scales (no diminish or harmonic minor), and to keep it in tempo the entire time or else its gonna sound really weird when you go from blink tempo to dream theater tempo and back. I would also recommend to stick to the major scale and limit use of minor pentatonic cuss it sounds bad over pop punk rythems.


diminished and harmonic minor aren't all that crazy or exotic
and blink songs usually have a fast tempo so I don't get what you are saying with that either.

minor pentatonic scales are sweet
it doesn't sound that bad with pop punk

look at seventy times 7 by brand new
it uses the f minor pentatonic scale and sounds sweet with the music
#12
try to make it somewhat simple, but not so simple it's really boring, have a little bit of shredding but not too much

good pop-punk solos
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#13
Quote by fake_sk8r182
My favourite 'solos' in pop-punk

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Good call on 70x7
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#14
Quote by J.A.R.
try to make it somewhat simple, but not so simple it's really boring, have a little bit of shredding but not too much

good pop-punk solos
Promise- Simple Plan
The Hell Song- Sum 41
American Idiot-Green Day
Secret Weapon-MXPX
Handle This- Sum 41


Somehow I doubt any of those have any shredding...
#15
Solos are lame, have a pretentious jazz interlude.
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Solos are lame, have a pretentious jazz interlude.


Pretentious jazz interludes are lame, have a three minute spoken word beatdown
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#17
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Pretentious jazz interludes are lame, have a three minute spoken word beatdown



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#18
Quote by lordofthefood1
diminished and harmonic minor aren't all that crazy or exotic
and blink songs usually have a fast tempo so I don't get what you are saying with that either.

minor pentatonic scales are sweet
it doesn't sound that bad with pop punk

look at seventy times 7 by brand new
it uses the f minor pentatonic scale and sounds sweet with the music


I'm just saying don't go off like on a stevie ray vaughn jamfest or start playing like malmsteen or its gonna sound bad.