Emotional ballad guitar solo (with guitar tabs) for an original jam track ('Sunset Jam').

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About this solo:
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Guitar ballads are great for learning slow licks and practicing guitar solo techniques like feel and timing. Like they say, every guitarist needs a ballad;-) After a short acoustic intro, the A-section (verse) follows a gorgeous chord progression in the key of E major. I play in the split coil position of the Suhr Modern. The bluesy guitar licks follow the track's groove and leave room for the other instruments.

The B-section opens with a distant slide guitar, warm piano sounds, and acoustic guitar harmonics. The lead guitar switches to the bridge humbucker and builds the melody into a higher register.

After an alternate picking riff, the C-section (chorus) presents itself with long, high notes. Here, I'm thinking about the D major pentatonic. The D-chord in the chorus (bVII) implies a modulation to A major, thus bringing some Lydian flavor into the game. Mixing this part turned out to be a challenge because of the high pitch of the lead guitar. With extra delay (Soundtoys Echoboy) reverb (Exponential Audio Nimbus) and a hint of extra compression (Waves CLA Guitars), the guitar notes sustain longer to carry the melody over the chords. 

I hope you enjoy this emotional ballad solo and tab sheet music,

Cheers,

Maarten

GEAR: 
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Suhr Guitars / Suhr Modern Pro HH with Floyd Rose (all solos)
Martin HD-16R Acoustic (intro)
All guitars played by Maarten
Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
Drums: Steven Slate 5.5
Recorded with Logic Pro X

CREDITS:
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Track: written & recorded by Maarten
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e-mail: maarten@guitar-inspiration.com
Instagram/Twitter: @mbguitarlife
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Emotional ballad guitar solo (with guitar tabs) for an original jam track ('Sunset Jam').

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My videos are made with love for guitars, music, and coffee 😉
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FREE Printable PDF (Tabs, Notation) for this solo on my blog
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Backing Track
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---About This Solo---
guitar ballads are great for learning slow licks and practicing guitar solo techniques like feel and timing. Like they say: every guitarist needs a ballad;-)After a short acoustic intro, the A-section (verse) follows a gorgeous chord progression in the key of E major. I play in the split coil position of the Suhr Modern. The bluesy guitar licks follow the groove of the track and leave room for the other instruments.

The B-section opens with a distant slide guitar, warm piano sounds, and acoustic guitar harmonics. The lead guitar switches to the bridge humbucker and builds the melody into a higher register.

After an alternate picking riff, the C-section (chorus) presents itself with long, high notes. Here I'm thinking about the D major pentatonic. The D-chord in the chorus (bVII) implies a modulation to A major, thus bringing some Lydian flavor into the game. Mixing this part turned out the be a challenge because of the high pitch of the lead guitar. With extra delay (Soundtoys Echoboy) reverb (Exponential Audio Nimbus) and a hint of extra compression (Waves CLA Guitars), the guitar notes sustain longer to carry the melody over the chords.

I hope you enjoy this emotional ballad solo and tab sheet music,

Cheers,

Maarten

GEAR:
Suhr Guitars / Suhr Modern Pro HH with Floyd Rose (all solos)
Martin HD-16R Acoustic (intro)
All guitars played by Maarten
Bass: Spectrasonics Trilian
Drums: Steven Slate 5.5
Recorded with Logic Pro X

CREDITS:
Track: written & recorded by Maarten
👉 https://www.guitar-inspiration.com
e-mail: maarten@guitar-inspiration.com
Instagram/Twitter: @mbguitarlife
All rights reserved

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This “Emotional Melodic Solo” takes you on a captivating journey, starting with a gentle acoustic intro before launching into a gorgeous verse section (A-section) built on a chord progression in E major. My Suhr Modern guitar, set in the split coil position, lays down bluesy licks that seamlessly mesh with the soulful ballad backing track, leaving space for other instruments to shine.

The B-section whisks you away with a distant slide guitar, warm piano tones, and shimmering acoustic guitar harmonics. The lead guitar switches to the bridge humbucker, its melody ascendant, reaching for higher registers. An electrifying alternate picking riff ushers in the C-section (chorus), showcasing long, soaring notes. Here, I explore the expressive possibilities of the D major pentatonic scale, while the unexpected D-chord (bVII) hints at a modulation to A major, infusing the solo with a touch of Lydian flavor.

Featured Lick

Ascending shred licks are a great way of connecting melodies between verses and choruses. In the emotional ballad guitar solo video, I use this technique in bar 25 to lead the listener’s ear from the bride (B-section) to the chorus (C-section). The lick starts on B and ends on E in the first beat of the next bar. In between is a B Mixolydian permutation (pattern of 3 sextuplets), followed by two triplets of sixteenth chromatic notes. Pro Tip: use the chromatic scale sparsely in your playing and save it until the very end of a bar.

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