Tag: Guitar Solo

Dual Guitar Harmony

Here is a new Guitar Solo (with dual harmony) in B minor over a classic heavy metal guitar backing track called ‘Double Shot’.

The main idea was to play a twin harmony dual guitar lead in the style of The Scorpions, Thin Lizzy, Ratt, Iron Maiden and Boston (Tom Scholz!). Dual guitar solos are one of my all-time favorite guilty pleasures on guitar. This solo is harmonized in diatonic thirds. Most of the solo is played in the B minor scale (aeolian). The video shows you two views of both parts in a 4-way split-screen. After that, you can follow the tabs on the screen or you can click through to the backing track! All guitar parts (rhythm and guitar harmonies) recorded on my Suhr Modern Pro. Download the tabs below the video.

How To Harmonize A Guitar Solo - Tutorial

If you’re interested in learning to write your own dual guitar harmony solo, you can find my video tutorial on ‘How To Harmonize A Guitar Solo’ here

Gear

guitar: Suhr Modern Pro (HH, Floyd Rose Bridge)

amps: AX8-models Mesa IC+ & Friedman HBE – double tracked

FX: Waves Manny Marroquin Delay: https://www.waves.com/r/6hbe7h

Backing Track
If you’re interested, you can purchase a high quality WAV- version of the backing track from my sellfy page:

Keep on playing !

Maarten

80s Rock Solo

Over the last week, I wrote and recorded a new backing track called ‘Starflight‘. The main idea was to make a fast rock track in the style of Billy Idol, Joe Satriani and others. The chord progression is similar to a song I recorded some time ago (see: My Music: Stars), but the song got a major overhaul. The solo (see video) tries to balance melodic parts with Paul Gilbert-style shredding.