Pete Townshend's solo on The Seeker

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  1. Bob L

    Bob L Member

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    I recently got the urge to learn PT's solo from The Seeker. I think he played his SG Special on this track, at least it sounds like it to me. I always liked this solo and I'm curious to learn the intricacies that make him sound the way he does. I am getting very close but a few spots are puzzling to pick out and decide which position works best.

    Has anyone here studied this solo in detail? The videos I found on YT and elsewhere are not very accurate.
     
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    This may or may not help, but 1. It has SG content and 2. It is cool as HE double hockey sticks!
     
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    A cool version! Aleksandar Živojinović threw in a few close licks but did his own thing. Evidently he doesn't like the vibrola arm flopping around.
     
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    Try this?


    Or this @ 1:40+

     
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    P90 SG, Flicky Strumming, and mid neck lead it seems. Just have to nail the fingerings and strum patterns or pretty good faking it.
     
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    Do you know that’s why I like these forums. I would’ve never thought to study that solo but it is very unique sounds like Chuck Berry smears Over a major pentatonic bass strings that’s just for startersThanks again for the post
     
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    I have spend an inordinate amount of time working on this. It has become a personal challenge. I have slowed it down and some of the bits are beyond quirky. They are downright awkward to play - for me anyway. I think I am very, very close to having the notes now. But I can't play it.
     

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