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Snarky Puppy Skate U solo

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by SeoulFul, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Hey guys I was hoping to get some tips on the solo section of Skate U. I'm okay at just connecting chord tones but my phrasing and ideas are always short when it comes to this progression.

    Chords are

    |Amaj7#11 | % | Ebm9 | % | Dmaj7 | % | Dbsus Db | % |
    |Amaj7#11 | % | Ebm9 | % | Dmaj7 | % | Dbsus Ebm7 A/E |Gbm9 Abm7 |

    Heres the song.

    Solo section starts at 2:43

    Any tips would help! Thanks!
  2. BobaFret


    Jan 22, 2008
    I wish I could help, but Michael is out of my League.

    Dissecting what he's doing may help you to get new ideas.
  3. I see what you did there :eyebrow:

    I almost have his solo down. I'll probably have to learn some of the solos from other shows till I get this down.
  4. narud

    narud Supporting Member

    Mar 15, 2001
    santa maria,california
    after transcribing the solo, thats what you hear the harmony as?
  5. shawnwalrus


    Aug 19, 2016

    Hello! I'm in the midst of transcribing the solo - when I get a video up I'll post a link here, and hopefully it'll help you to understand the phrasing, etc :)

    Also, it would help to ascertain how his note choices are related to the chord behind it (e.g. was that line a walk-up from the 11? Was that a just a chromatic passing note to lead into the next change?), and then you can reproduce those ideas no matter what key or progression you solo over :)