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firstly i dont know if this is the the rigt place, so mods if it is can u move it rather than delete it

so im writing a song, AC/DC / Iron Maiden style riffing and progression. nowim up to where the solo needs to go and i dont know how to write it cos im a blues player clapton style playing. so i need to know how to write hard rock/metal solos. and also could u post some useful licks i can practise then maybe incorporate into my solo, i will probably have to change them slightly. thanks for the help jimbleton
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#2
ACDC style?...just ***** pentatonics!
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#4
well although i dont know clapton too well, i'd say that blues soloing was the daddy of all ACDC, and just about every other great rock band out there
i personally use blues licks all the time and im into some more rock orientated metal
so just play you blues licks a bit faster maybe, and if u want some iron maiden feel, i suggest adding a few minor scale notes
im kind of assuming that you use a minor pentatonic kind of feel to your playing as most people do
#6
so basically just what i have been doing with my normal blues with more minor passing notes and faster
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#7
If youre going for AC/DC style stuff, distortion is bad. They don't use distortion at all. They just turn their amps up REALLY loud.

As for the solo itself, just screw around with the blues scale. Most of Angus's solos are improvised, anyway.
#9
AC/DC solos are pretty bluesy. Just play the song, and when you get to the solo, just improvise a solo. Most definately record it, or else just put down the scale and key so u can write it or improvise when you play. Also, learn at least the box shapes of the Major and Minor scale, and play around with those. You might find something youll like from that.
#10
thanks fellow UGers as normal you have come up with the goods. i shall now grab my guitar and give this a go. if it dont work i now know its me rather than lack of knowledge
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#11
Oya,
I don't have much info to begin with, such as the specific style of your song (as there can be quite a divide between ACDC and Maiden), or your actual playing/composing abilities, but generally speaking, you can learn all you need to know about BASIC rock soli by just listening/viewing them and analyzing them (hint, that's how the old masters learned it, too). If you'll look up three, four Angus Young Soli, you get a sense of what he has going on, what turns and phrasings he most often uses. Same with Maiden, though they're more on the minor scale side besides the usual pentatonics.

You say you're into Clapton ? Well that's a GOOD starting point for the rock soli that follow chronologically. You can pretty much translate your Clapton Style one for one to Angus Young, as they're doing the same blues pentatonic / major pentatonic. Young does occasionally some open-string licks from the trickbag, hammer/pull combinations or intervallic.
As for the Maiden style, the basic pentatonic foundation still applies, although like I said, they emphasize pretty much more the minor side of things. So incorporate all those minor sixth's and stuff that's left out from the normal pentatonics. Seeing as Maiden and Co. kinda served as a "bridge" between the 70s bluesrock guitarists and the 80s shredders (they were not quite shred, but no simple bluesrock either), there are a lot more scale runs than in previous times. Sequential or intervallic, try to connect a scale in a burst of an even pattern to achieve that rather more metallic effect. On the other hand, you can also utilize repeating patterns, lick ideas of just some notes that get repeated in a rapid fashion. Oh and harmonizing, what would they be without harmonizing. Other techniques such as sweeping or tapping are utilized rather sparingly.

PS.: If you got the program "Guitar Pro" (and if not, free trial at www.guitar-pro.com ) you can download a file called "the art of iron maiden", where several maiden soli are compiled into one big piece for your viewing and study pleasure. Then grab some more ACDC tabs and there you go
#13
where is this art of iron maiden thing u speak of?
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you can learn all you need to know about BASIC rock soli by just listening/viewing them and analyzing them (hint, that's how the old masters learned it, too). If you'll look up three, four Angus Young Soli,

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