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Heart Sing: Embellishments & Soloing

 

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Now that you've played those 3 chords as a rhythm guitarist, it's time to stretch out a little bit and do two things:

1.) Add a few more notes (embellishments) to the chords and
2.) Do a guitar solo!

For the soloing, focus on using the A Minor Pentatonic Scale. And since that is A Minor, from a music theory standpoint, these notes don't belong in the key of A Major. But that's why we do it -- because this is Rock 'N Roll, and it's not always supposed to sound pretty. You're going to end up with a b3 and b7 which clash with A Major and give it some eyebrows, as Frank Zappa used to say.

You can also experiment with using A Major Pentatonic, but you need to be careful not to sound like country music here. Jimi Hendrix got away with it in his version, but he kept it really raw and aggressive, switching between major and minor.
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