FULL SOLO PIECE
cd track 12
Putting a few of the examples into a more complete solo context, in order to maintain stylistic cohesion (Marvin to Setzer to Vai might have sounded somewhat odd) I’ve concentrated more on the Van Halen school of thought, though some of the phrasing takes in later Via and Satriani influences, too. Some of the more melodic sections (check bars 9-15) use the bar to stylise a relatively simple line, though expect to spend some time on this before really feeling fully in control. A sustaining, distorted tone makes matters a lot easier, but many of these techniques sound great on a clean tone too.