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Old 14th January 2020
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A non-musician once told the key to a great solo was that you could hum it. At the time I thought it was overly simplistic, but the more I've thought about it, the more I think it's true. Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Clapton, George Harrison, Pete Townshend etc were all very melodic. Even the great jazz players and classical composers came up with tunes that stuck in your head. It's also what separates the numerous technically-proficient players one sees on Youtube or wherever. Their licks are often as fast and technical as the greats, but they're just not as catchy.