We will be seeing how to play as accurately as possible the solo of “The Final countdown” by Europe. This solo includes a few interesting guitar techniques such as alternatet picking, vibrato, slides, bendings, use of tremolo bar, hammer ons, pull-offs, etc. The harmonized part will be also taught.
The song is played in the key of F-sharp minor while the guitar solo is in the key of B minor.
This solo includes a few interesting guitar techniques such as alternate picking, vibrato, slides, bending, use of the tremolo bar, hammer on, pull-offs, etc.
SOLO CHORD PROGRESSION
Bm A D G Em A Bm F#m Bm A D G Em A Bm C#
HARMONIZED GUITAR MELODY (Solo 2)
There is a section in this solo that is harmonized by using a minor third harmony, which is simply playing three half-steps above the notes we were playing in the first guitar lick. This is a typical harmony we can use in songs in a minor key.