Meaning of the Solo
This song is about women who turn your head, to whom you feel magically attracted, but who you also know are not good for you.
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The key of the solo part is not clearly determinable, because it is only a riff with three power chords. Here is the first riff:
The power chords are C5, D5, and Bb5. These notes are ordered C – D – F – G – A – Bb.
Depending on whether we add an E or an Eb, we are either in F major / D minor or Bb major / G minor.
Since an E occurs in the rest of the song, we choose D minor.
Bars 5 to 8
To enter the solo comfortably, we rhythmically imitate the riff and play only the fifths of the power chords
one octave higher with the additional passing note F.
Bars 9 to 12
To increase the tension a little, we repeat the last bars, but add the sixteenth notes on the first beat.
Bars 13 to 16
Now it’s off: Sweep-picking with eighth-note triplets followed by a small run in quarter note triplets.
The first arpeggio is a D minor, the arpeggio in bar 15 a Bb major.
In bar 16 we play a C sharp instead of a C and thus go into the D harmonic minor mode.
Bars 17 to 21
Why reinvent the wheel? Bars 17 and 18 are repetitions of 13 and 14. So simple!
The solo ends with a run, in which we play the notes four times each.
With a little detour via C sharp, we land on the target tone D and that’s it! Have fun while practicing.
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