Hard Rock

Europe - The Final Countdown - solo

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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.

LESSON FILE INCLUDES:

  • Main video
  • 3 separate videos (including spoken video) explaining the solo part by part and up to tempo
  • 3 backing tracks (with and without harmonized guitar)
  • Tabs in GP5, GP6 and PDF (2 guitars separately)
  • Lesson explanation in Word
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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.

 

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