where is the one-note solohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muMcWMKPEWQ
― Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 25 January 2012 23:27 (seven years ago) link
I lived in rural MS for a couple of years, and enjoyed a bit of playing music in various clubs there. One Friday, a local guy was playing with a bunch of other locals, and called me and said I could sit in if I wanted to.
I showed up, guitar case in hand, and walked to a spot to the right of the band. A guy wearing all denim, white Reebok hi-tops, and a feathered mullet asked me "What's that? A trombone?" I demurred, just chuckling at his idiocy. He got up and played a cover of Cream's version of "Crossroads." He was good. Damn good. But WAAAAAYYY too Van Halen for a cover of that song where we were (approx 100 yards from the Mississippi River).
So, he finishes, and the whole crowd applauded, but in a respectful way, not in a getting drunk on a Friday night sort of way.
So, I get up and tell the guys, 4/5 of whom I had played "Crossroads" with the night before, "Same song. Half as fast." They grin, and grind into it. When it came time for a solo, I played one note. I let it hang. And feedback. And then I played the same note again. And again.
The crowd was enthused. It was pretty awesome. Upon leaving the stage, I made a trombone motion to the dude, and he laughed. Good times.
Which leads me to a question: What is your favorite single note solo from a song?
― Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:24 (seven years ago) link
Back in the USSR is a great one.
― Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:26 (seven years ago) link
I didn't realize it would automatically post to this thread. I would have removed the final line from my first post. Ah well. You understand.
― Sauvignon Blanc Mange (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 26 January 2012 03:27 (seven years ago) link
I meant that little guitar bridge between the verse and chorus at 0:50, Shakey.
― Dr X O'Skeleton, Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:17 (seven years ago) link
1) that's not a guitar2) that is like two bars
― Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Saturday, 28 January 2012 00:39 (seven years ago) link
In all the research I did for this, I found MANY suggestions of what people remembered as one note solos, or bridges, or just one great note repeated in the middle of an otherwise note-rich solo.
― ddd, Saturday, 28 January 2012 06:30 (seven years ago) link
it's good to see you've got a passion for maintaining the integrity of the TRUE one-note solo!
― SELF DEPORTATION (Z S), Saturday, 28 January 2012 06:51 (seven years ago) link
Revolting Cocks 'Stainless Steel Providers'
― Conan The Asshander (Doran), Saturday, 28 January 2012 09:00 (seven years ago) link
I am still wrapping my mind around Talk Talk's Laughing Stock, which is like the album I wish I had known at the time as I am completely blown away by it....the one-note solo is completely spine-chilling, to me at least!
― Iago Galdston, Monday, 13 May 2013 15:10 (six years ago) link
Many of the solos in this thread are not one note solos, including the lovely Talk Talk feedback solo above.
― Three Word Username, Monday, 13 May 2013 16:40 (six years ago) link
Actual one note solos are few and far between
― Bees Against Racism (Tom D.), Monday, 13 May 2013 16:47 (six years ago) link
yeah I realize that but i took a broader view
― Iago Galdston, Monday, 13 May 2013 17:21 (six years ago) link
This is a true one-note solo.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyXMv2eA79M
― everything, Monday, 13 May 2013 20:22 (six years ago) link
The Who: "I Can See for Miles"
― Rahul Kamath (Rahul Kamath), Saturday, October 19, 2002 9:48 PM (10 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:41 (six years ago) link
― Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Tuesday, 14 May 2013 15:45 (six years ago) link
The label that put out this tape has it streaming on bandcamp now: One note guitar solo mixtape
― ddd, Friday, 17 May 2013 02:48 (six years ago) link
"Radiated" - Story So Far
― Michael Train, Friday, 17 May 2013 03:21 (six years ago) link
― cb, Friday, 17 May 2013 08:14 (six years ago) link
Hmm, I like the idea of that one-note mix tape, but surely the first one is more than one string, and the second one has pitch-bending going into semi-tone range. Will keep listening though.
― Chewshabadoo, Friday, 17 May 2013 10:01 (six years ago) link
Beiss Mich [Bite Me] by Fraulien Wunder. This and Cinnamon Girl are the best, I think. Len Bright is pretty cool too.
― Julian Massage, Monday, 29 May 2017 22:45 (two years ago) link