#1
ok so im new to the whole music theory thing... ive been playing guitar for about 3 years and im in a band, i want to make some solos but heres the problem. how the hell do i make them fit? i know very little about music theory, im starting lessons soon. so please try and explain it to me as you would a down syndrome child
#2
just put your attitude into the solo, throw some licks together, stick in the key relatively, its not really about theory so much, but that helps
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#3
The best way to start off is to learn the 'rules'.

Learn what chord progs are in what key. And play in that key.
Try starting with general minor pentatonics. They're what have been rubbed into our minds since before rock started. Pentatonic solo's.


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#4
Practice improvising on simple blues songs (IMO the easiest to solo over) using the pentatonics. Just stay in the right key.
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#6
ok well i honestly need help figureing out what key my song is in, i know the chords im soloing over are really basic, its F#5, A5, D5, and E5 in that order reapeating, if that helps, what key would that make it, and how could i tell (just for future refrence)
#7
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Practice improvising on simple blues songs (IMO the easiest to solo over) using the pentatonics. Just stay in the right key.



They can also be very hard. You can wank all over blues and stuff , but putting feeling in and choosing the right notes to convey a musically message is the hard part if you don't know how.


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ok well i honestly need help figureing out what key my song is in, i know the chords im soloing over are really basic, its F#5, A5, D5, and E5 in that order reapeating, if that helps, what key would that make it, and how could i tell (just for future refrence)



GO to all-guitar-chords.com for help. anytime you need, then you dnt have to ask.


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#9
alright thank you so much everyone. i need this solo for a show in three days so i was really in a bind, but i guess i came to the right place
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ok well i honestly need help figureing out what key my song is in, i know the chords im soloing over are really basic, its F#5, A5, D5, and E5 in that order reapeating, if that helps, what key would that make it, and how could i tell (just for future refrence)


F# minor.
#11
I'd start by reading the Crusade articles on the front page
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ok so im new to the whole music theory thing... ive been playing guitar for about 3 years and im in a band, i want to make some solos but heres the problem. how the hell do i make them fit? i know very little about music theory, im starting lessons soon. so please try and explain it to me as you would a down syndrome child


Figure out the key of the song and then choose the appropriate scale or use your ear.