Friday, August 21, 2009

Powerballad blueprint

This summer, I've had the main fixin's of a generic 80's summer power ballad in the vein of Mr Big's "Just Take My Heart" running through my head. So here it is -a very basic demo of the intro, verse, prechorus, chorus, bridge and solo of a power ballad. For once, there are no overdubs, just a rhytm and a lead track, with levels semi-equalized throughout. I'm actually very happy with the solo on this one, as it contains a melodic beginning, no excessive technique and a reiteration of themes, as well as the mandatory octave climb towards the end.

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