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Offline porkplan

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How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« on: July 18, 2013, 12:39:54 AM »
Guys like Eric Clapton often add chords during some solos, and they sound really good. So how exactly do I add chords on solos.

Should it be during the first strum of the chord or the last? How much chords from the progression should I add? How can I make it not sound awkward? Thanks a   :-Dlot!



Offline dirtybluesplayer

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 04:19:32 PM »
Experiment some complicated chords, like jazz chords, using fifths, sevenths, etc etc. and add some staccato, power chords, barre chords, and licks

Offline tonwins11

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 09:21:46 PM »
Guys like Eric Clapton often add chords during some solos, and they sound really good. So how exactly do I add chords on solos.

Should it be during the first strum of the chord or the last? How much chords from the progression should I add? How can I make it not sound awkward? Thanks a   :-Dlot!

Actually, there are no fixed rules about this. Personally, sometimes when I'm out of licks, I just usually make double stops or just strum the chords until something goes into my mind again.

If it sounds good, then it's good.  :)
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Offline JaidaRocks

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2014, 09:10:31 PM »
I Do what B.B. King does, hit the note on the 1st string(octave) and slide back... or vibrato mode...

Offline edmund

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 03:38:03 AM »
Jim hall


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Offline jhule77

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2014, 01:22:05 AM »
robben ford is a great place to start.

Offline v00doochi1d

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2015, 11:48:52 PM »
sa chord changes mismo ng progression ng song meyn:)

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Re: How and when do I add chords to guitar solos?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2015, 09:56:48 AM »
it's more of feel when you're gonna get some chords in that solo.
say, if you're just about to dish out a steady two bars of eighth notes, why not use an arpeggio of the chords (or related ones) in the progression?
a single strum of a chord that lasts one bar? try it on the 1 and/or the 3 of the measure.
listen to piano music, maraming gaun kahit sa classical, just to have a sense kung saan bumabagsak yung mga chords  :)
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