This time I tried to do something with “Wind Of Change” (The Scorpions). First, here’s the music video in case you can’t get round to keeping reading further details,
CHORDS AND MELODY
I thought this tune was a good one for trying to figure out its melody, so I grabbed the keyboard and did it. It’s very straight forward as it’s mostly in the key of C so you only need to check out half of the keyboard’s keys and half of the job is done
Here’s the structure of the song, with the chords highlighted in red and the rough melody underneath.
As to the solo, I had come up with a rough idea but I ended up cheating a little bit. If you want to make use of the tab, there are 2 obvious mistakes:
The bars are devided randomly, the guy I from whom I cheated was an awesome player but very sloppy.
Another mistake is where there’s a 5th fret for 1st and 2nd string. In reallity you’ve got to play the first string twice and then once more within the riff which finishes with a full bend on the 8th fret of the 2nd string
Really nice post with very detailed information indeed! I think overall it sounded cool although I would prefer to hear guitar a bit more
As for the solo I think when you were bending you had a few flat notes here and there, I would suggest to hear it back again, slowing it down and just trying to practice hitting those notes tightly and clean. It still was a very good job though!
Yeh, this solo has many bends, some full and some 1/2, and I found some of them a bit tricky, specially when I had to play another note which was a bit far on the fretboard afterwards. I’ll keep the recording and when I play the solo better I’ll replace it.
Thanks for your feedback, it’s always appreciated!
Hey Jose…this is very nice indeed! Wind of change is one of my favourites ever and I’m myself working on an acoustic arrangement of it (only…I’m so very slow ) I play the whistled intro differently: ABC ABCDC × 2 CDEFECD ACB . I love this electric guitar solo but can’t say much as I’m not in electric guitar…but you’re almost nailing it I think. A very good job, well done!
Thanks Silvia! As to the whistled, as I can see from the notes you provide me is one third equivalent, so you could play both together and would create a harmony. Thanks for your feedback, peace and love✌️
Sounds great, Jose. The lead was a highlight for me, fabulous tone. Like Adriaan I’d have lifted the rhythm guitar in the mix to be more balanced with the keys. Bravo on a most enjoyable production and share.