ExamplE6 richie sambora-style solo
This solo is based in A major or ionian mode (A-B-C#-d-e-F#-G#) with a focus on the major Pentatonic notes within (A-B-C#-e-F#). As you play the first four bars make sure that the bends are in tune and the vibrato is wide. next we have octaves (best fretted with the first and fourth fingers), followed by some fast pull-offs. next use your whammy bar to dip (scoop) into the start of each note and use fretting-hand taps to free up your picking hand. Build to the climax of the solo by tapping at the 17th fret, then sliding up the string towards the pickups. Finally, reprise the opening lick of the solo, this time an octave higher.