You've got some unusual chords in your song and you've no idea where to start to figure out a solo. Sound familiar?
This video shows you how to create a scale that is guaranteed to sound good over your weird chords. BUT NO THEORY TO SCARE YOU!
By weird chords I mean unusual fingerings that don't match your standard chords or ones with open strings mixed with fretted notes.
Once you've got this choice of notes, you can work out a killer solo or haunting melodies for vocal lines (or both).
This simple method (I call it the BlindMan Method), helps you get on with creating music without being bogged down in theory. Of course, eventually you should learn some music theory. And perhaps by starting this way, you can gently ease into it at a later date.
1:27 The 4 Octave shapes you'll need
3:51 My 2 weird chords
4:57 Building the scale
6:32 The final scale
7:20 Approaching creating a melody/solo
8:22 Playing what I sang
9:43 Deciding on the expression of the chosen solo notes