Cheesy 80s Hair Metal Solo


This week’s solo is based around the both the A Minor Pentatonic and the A Aeolian Mode and includes Pentatonic Double Stop Bends, Pinched Harmonics, Two-handed Tapping, and a whammy bar trick. To play the whammy bar trick at bar 6, you’ll need to dive the bar and after strike the natural harmonic as the whammy bar returns to pitch. The solo also includes some fast Pentatonic sequences that may take some practice to perfect and finishes with some melodic Aeolian lines plus some triads that follow the ascending chords. Remember to use plenty of big, over-the-top vibrato!

As always, below the YouTube video you’ll find the backing track to play along with, and below that, the tablature. Aren’t I nice?!

Feel free to ask questions or just share your thoughts in the comments!

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Cheesy 80s Hair Metal Solo

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