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The guitar solo leaps out of the speakers and takes this tune up several notches of excitement. Start up at the 17th position and use the A minor and A minor pentatonic scales. Note the descending group-of-3 sequence, a classic rock soloing motif originally made famous by Jimmy Page. Once we modulate to Bb, check out the lick guitarist Michael Wilton plays over it - a repeated simple line descending from the major 3rd, the 2, and the root, that really adds some excitement and tension. Also note the relatively higher use of octaves to play a simple melody; it's rare that you see octaves played in this position. For the final licks over the C minor modulation, it's all a variation of a theme, with some cool shredding in between, again adding to the drama and tension, setting everything up for the final chorus. Dig in and make these notes sing!
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