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After our second chorus, we have a guitar solo that plays over our chorus changes. Combining some blues style-rockabilly licks and slides, this solo does a great job of taking us into the next half of the song and keeping the energy up.

First we start off with a sliding lick playing E and A together, sliding into those notes with a from a half step down. This is a common technique to spice up the melody. We will play a syncopated rhythm that fits in nice with the rhythm section, all playing over our A chord.

For the next four bars, we will play A and C over the C chord playing a really cool rhythm that keeps everything swinging. After that, we will play two more bars of our A chord with the same notes we played during the first four bars. Only this time, we are going to swing it a lot more and get a little rowdier with it.

Over the V and IV chords during the next four bars, we will play a series of double stops that really sound cool. We will be playing mixture of chord tones and some outside notes that sound great even though they may traditionally not work in the song. With enough attitude and conviction, you can make about any note work if you really want too.

For the last two bars, we will simply go back to our main motif over A.

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