Intense melodic rock ballad guitar solo (with guitar tabs) for the original jam track (Intense Rock Ballad, a.k.a. 'Rain Jam') I posted earlier. Dedicated to ALEPSIS CRUZ. Thank you for your support!

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ABOUT this emotional melodic guitar solo:
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After a short acoustic intro, the A-section (verse) follows a dreamy chord progression in the key of A minor (with the occasional G-chord). To translate the emotional element, I focus on the notes of the A Aeolian mode, chord tones (thirds), and the friction of string bends and suspensions (like the 9th). Similar to earlier solos, I balance long notes (with vibrato) with faster licks. There are a few shred licks in the guitar solo because this also helps to discharge melodic tension. Look at these shred licks as a way of releasing feelings of agitation. 

The B-section chorus moves the melody up the octave to intensify the emotional component of this guitar solo. The second chorus brings a new theme to drive this story home. The guitar solo ends with a melody in octaves. 

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: was written & recorded by Maarten 
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 e-mail: maarten@guitar-inspiration.com
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Intense melodic rock ballad guitar solo (with guitar tabs) for the original jam track (Intense Rock Ballad, a.k.a. 'Rain Jam') I posted earlier. Dedicated to ALEPSIS CRUZ. Thank you for your support!

FREE Printable PDF (Tabs, Notation) For This Solo
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Intense Rock Ballad BACKING TRACK here
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ABOUT this emotional melodic guitar solo
After a short acoustic intro, the A-section (verse) follows a dreamy chord progression in the key of A minor (with the occasional G-chord). To translate the emotional element, I focus on the notes of the A Aeolian mode, chord tones (thirds), and the friction of string bends and suspensions (like the 9th). Similar to earlier solos, I balance long notes (with vibrato) with faster licks. There are a few shred licks in the guitar solo because this also helps to discharge melodic tension. Look at these shred licks as a way of releasing feelings of agitation.

The B-section chorus moves the melody up the octave to intensify the emotional component of this guitar solo. The second chorus brings a new theme to drive this story home. The guitar solo ends with a melody in octaves.

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: was 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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Download the free guitar tabs for this Intense Melodic Guitar Solo here:

Ready to dial up the emotion? Today’s challenge: playing an intense melodic rock solo for a minor-key ballad. Inspired by a follower request for a “sad ballad” solo, I dove into the world of A minor to create “Rain” an intense rock ballad backing track. Can I, an optimist at heart, capture the raw emotion of a minor key through a melodic rock solo?  Find out in this video 😉

The solo unfolds like a story. A quiet acoustic intro sets the stage, followed by a verse built on eerie minor chords. To capture the song’s raw emotion, I weave in notes from the A minor scale and sweet-sounding “thirds” from each chord, bending strings and adding suspenseful pauses for maximum impact.  I balance moments of reflection (think long, sustained notes with vibrato) with bursts of energy (think fast, shreddy licks). These intense licks help release the song’s emotional tension, building towards a soaring climax. 

The chorus takes the melody an octave higher, amplifying the feels, and introduces a new theme to drive the story home. Finally, this intense melodic guitar solo fades out with a powerful octave melody.

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As the solo builds to its peak, I crank up the intensity with powerful octaves. They’re not just a technical trick; those thick, layered notes create a wall of sound that explodes with energy. Think of it like the difference between a whisper and a shout – octaves instantly amplify the emotion. Sure, I could use other techniques like double stops (playing two notes at once) or harmonizing (creating two distinct melodies), but for sheer raw power, octaves reign supreme!

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