Session Guitar: 10 Life-Saving Soloing Tips

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RonZabrocki

I could tell you, but then....

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loral

RE: Your bio -

Dang it, wish you had dropped some names.

Now you have sparked my curiousity! LOL

RE: Your article:

Nice article. Even before reading it, I found I have used a few of these methods before (1, 3, 5, & 8) which re-enforces I was approaching it correctly, but also found some great advice I hadn't heard of / or thought of before.

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trickrider99

Wow Ron, this blog really opened up my mind on how I approach soloing,..... great piece and can't wait to try out those techniques.

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RonZabrocki

Thanks! Let me know how they work out! You can contact me through my website . www.ronzabrocki.com Thanks for reading and commenting!

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RonZabrocki

I know your evil ways all too well Mr. Bacino....all too well.....And if anyone is reading this, Mark has actually sang the solo he wants me to play to me, or had it on a demo.....power freak! But what great songs so it is always an honor!

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Russtafari

I love this piece Ron. And u know that i am a HUGE fan of your guitar solos, they are killer. Love these blogs very much.

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RonZabrocki

Thankyou sir!!!!! Your songs only bring out the best in me! And no one has ever been easier to work with! We'll have that CD done soon!

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MarkBacino

Another great one, Mr.Z! All good tips there for sure.

Use point #1 myself all the time. Although I have nothing against improvisation, I almost always "write" the solos that appear in my tunes and almost always do so by singing the part. I suppose I work that way because I find it freeing and not tied to or influenced by one particular instrument. Ultimately then, I let the solo's melodic content determine what instrument should play it; Maybe I was thinking guitar for a particular solo in a particular song but once the solo was written, it might make more sense for, say, a horn section to play that part given the part's inflections/phrasing, etc.

Keep 'em coming.

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