Solo der Woche

Brand New Start – Solo of the Week

Rome wasn’t build in a day but here it is: another Solo of the Week! As you may already know we start with listening to the track:

These are the chords:


The Chords point to a very distinct B minor tonality

Bars 1 to 4

SdW BNS Takt 1 - 4

Starting on an upbeat is the key to happiness! Followed by a lot of arpeggios in B minor, A major, B minor again , D major and finally B minor. A# is played to underline the character of B harmonic minor as a scale. With this note F#5 becomes an F# major, because A# is the major third of the F# major chord.

Bar 5 to 8

SdW BNS Takt 5 - 8

There is no shame in repeating a good melodic phrase. The only difference is last note B the major third of the underlying G major chord

Bars 9 to 12

SdW BNS Takt 9 - 12

Let’s move on with another B major arpeggio. In this case the perfect fifth F# is bended upwards from the E. In bar 10 I play a F# minor arpeggio which adds to the underlying E5 chord the options F# (major ninth), A (perfect fourth) and C# (major sixth). I land on the A as the perfcet fith of the upcoming D chord.

In bar 11 I play the same B minor arpeggio just one octave higher. Bar 12 brings us a G major arpeggio with A# as the target note. The underlying chord is F#5 so we turn it into an F# major by playing this A# as the major third.

Bar 13 to 16

SdW BNS Takt 13 - 16

Closing in with some nice melodies based on the B minor scale. But always look at the target notes: in bar 13 it’s F# as the perfect fifth of B and the E as perfect fifth of A.

In bar 14 the B as major third of G and the F# as the root note. The arpeggio on beat 3 in bar 14 sounds a bit exotic by adding the notes D and D# (minor and major sixth), A and A# (minor and major third) as well as the G (minor ninth)


The final phrase needs some stamina, so start practicing slow. The end of the run is of course the root note B.

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SdW_Brand New Start – Guitar Pro-File