Oh I know right? He was a beast in every aspect of his playing, singing, and writing. I could talk about it all day. Haha
I know Syn just said something about trying to get ahold of the pinkly smooth master tracks and remastering them and that would be soooo awesome.
Ah! That would be sweet! Make sure to post it if you do learn it, I’m sure there are a bunch of us that would love to see you play it!
I usually start with just trying sing out a base melody and then once I put that on the guitar I will try to dance around that theme and figure out some cool stuff to put around it, but I’d say most of the time (since I’m not very good with theory) I do end up singing out most of the main parts of my solos.
I don’t know if this will help you at all, but I also like to think of a guitar solo kind of like a book. You want there to be an introduction, then introduce a “problem”, have it climax and then make a resolution for it. That might help you break it into sections so you don’t feel like you are trying to make this one big thing that overloads you all at once.
Sorry if that sounds like it way over complicates it, like I said I’m not very good with theory and that’s kinda how I break it down in my head. Haha
It of course differs with each song and the length of your solo but I found that it helps me make it fun when I’m getting frustrated. 🙂