Solo break from Violet Horizon track Liquid Soul

“Liquid Soul”, from Rob’s newest release “Violet Horizon” on Favored Nations Records is a ballad that covers quite a lot of musical ground.  Looking at the solo section, we have an array of different techniques to tackle.  This solo has a loose, improvised, spontaneous feel.  Make sure to pay attention to the attitude of the phrasing, and not get too lost in the details of the transcription.  Chances are, Rob would never play the exact same solo twice.

Starting in measure 5, Rob takes the same melody and develops it using a wide bar vibrato, and then plays the same phrase using tapped harmonics.  This is followed by predominantly pentatonic phrasing in D minor built around the 10th position.

As the solo develops, Rob incorporates a legato approach to the phrasing, mixing in 3 note per stringphrasing and slides that create a smooth texture.  It’s important to listen closely to the original recording to accurately recreate the flow of the phrase.

Lastly, watch for the use of right hand tapping in addition to the three note per string left hand fingerings starting in Measure 29.  This starts out as three notes per string and then become an alternation between left and right hand fretting.

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