Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Style Solo


This week’s solo is pretty simple in regards to theory. It includes many of Tony’s signature licks and is based around the D Minor Pentatonic. It’s a good introduction to intermediate soloing for novices, because although it moves along at a brisk 145 bpm, the fast sections (made up of semiquaver notes) are brief. It’s also a good introduction in breaking out of the position 1 Pentatonic Scale, as the first 8 bars are played using only the position 4 Pentatonic Scale.

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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Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) Style Solo

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