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Black Sabbath Lead Guitar Lesson

				
This lesson has been specially created by instructor Scott Morris and teaches the lead guitar solo to "Fairies Wear Boots" which was composed and created by Black Sabbath guitarist - Tony Iommi.

Black Sabbath * Fairies Wear Boots * Part 1

This guitar lick is derived from G pentatonic minor "box" scale. Shown below is the intro to this song in example #1. Example #2 is G pentatonic minor scale. Example #1 e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-----3-----------|-3---------------|-----------------| D :-------5--5------|---5---5-3-------|-----------------| A :---5--------3-5--|-----------5-----|-----------------| E :-3---------------|-----------------|-----------------| Example #2 G A# C D F G A# C D F G A# e :-----------------|-------------3-6-|-----------------| B :-----------------|-------3--6------|-----------------| G :-----------------|-3--5------------|-----------------| D :----------3--5---|-----------------|-----------------| A :------3-5--------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-3-6-------------|-----------------|-----------------| Part 2 This is a good example of how this song "modulates" by changing keys. Shown below, solo #1 is played in A minor. Solo 1 h h e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-2-5-5-4-2-4-2-0-|-0-2-0-2---------|---5-5-4-2-4-2-0-| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| h h h h h e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-0-2-0-2-----0---|-5-4-2-4-2-0-0-2-|-0-2-------------| D :---------0-2-----|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| h e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-5-4-2-5-4-2-5-4-|-2-5-4-2---------|-2-4----2--------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Part 3 * Octaves Exercise #1 is based on the octaves that are played. If you've been looking for a good workout to improve your octave technique, this exercise you may find challenging to learn, yet the end results will be rewarding. Exercise #2 demonstrates the chord progression that occurs before moving to C# as guitar solo #2 begins. Exercise #3 teaches the scale C# minor pentatonic which was used by Tony Iommi when composing the guitar solo licks for solo #2. Exercise #1 s s s s s s e :-----7--10--14---|-7-5-5-7--7------|-10-----11-11-7--| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-2-4-4--7---11---|-4-2-2-4----4-7--|----7-9----9--4--| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| s s s e :-7-5-5-5-5-7-----|-7--10-10-14-----|-7-5-5-7---------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-4-2-2-2-2-4-----|-4--7--7--11-----|-4-2-2-4---------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| s #2 (2x) e :-7--10-12-12-14--|-12--------------|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-4--7--9--9--11--|-9---------------|-9-7-------------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-9-7-9-7---------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-7-5-9-7---------| E :-----------------|-------0---------|-----7-5---------| E D B A #3 C# Minor Pentatonic Scale C# E F# G# B C# E F# G# B C# E e :-----------------|-----------------|-9---12----------| B :-----------------|-----------9--12-|-----------------| G :-----------------|----9--11--------|-----------------| D :-------------9---|-11--------------|-----------------| A :-------9--11-----|-----------------|-----------------| E :-9--12-----------|-----------------|-----------------| Part 4 * Fairies Wear Boots Guitar Solo 2 These are the actual licks from guitar solo #2. These are some of the best licks a beginning lead guitarist can learn. Many times beginners get anxious and attempt to jump head first into a fast and hard to play solo, for example: Metallica's "Jump Into The Fire". This solo is slower paced, yet demonstrates the importance of adding techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs and string bends to scales to create and or compose guitar solo licks. Example #1 shows the chord progression that modulates to C#, as example #2 shows how this classic guitar solo begins in C# minor pentatonic. Example #1 Example #2 B C C# Lick 1 f f.v e :-----------------|-------------9---|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------9-----|-12--12----------| G :-----------------|------9-11-------|-----------------| D :-----------------|-9-11------------|-----------------| A :-9-10-11---------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-7-8--9----------|-----------------|-----------------| Lick 2 f f.v e :------12-12------|-12-9------9-----|-----------------| B :-12-9------------|------9-12---12--|-9-9-------------| G :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Lick 3 Lick 4 Lick 5 f f f f f.re.p p e :------9----------|------9----------|-----------------| B :----9---12-------|----9---9-12-9---|-----------------| G :-11--------11-11-|-11--------------|-11-----9-11-9---| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| f f v e :-----------9-----|-----------------|-----------------| B :---------9-------|-12-9------------|-----------------| G :----9-11---------|-----------------|-11-9------------| D :-11--------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Part 5 As this lesson enters the main solo, this lick demonstrates the use of G pentatonic minor scale, which begins at the 3rd fret, large E string. h h f.rel.v e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| G :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| D :-3-5-3-5---------|-----3-----------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-3-5---5---------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-3---------------| Fairies Wear Boots * Part 6 This is one of the best examples of how a lead guitarist will often play "Low" on the neck, then move up "High" or to a higher position. It's important that you understand how this valuable tool works. Play both scales, and you will realize that they both have the same notes. The actual guitar licks from the main guitar solo (shown below), clearly demonstrate this. This is the actual ending guitar solo, divided into 8 guitar licks, to help make this easy to learn, while providing a clear understanding of soloing for example, in "Low G", then moving up the neck playing in "High G", or G octave scale. "Low G" Pentatonic Minor Scale G A# C D F G A# C D F G A# e :-----------------|-----------------|-3---6-----------| B :-----------------|--------3--6-----|-----------------| G :-----------------|-3---5-----------|-----------------| D :-----------3-5---|-----------------|-----------------| A :-------3-5-------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-3-6-------------|-----------------|-----------------| "High G" Pentatonic Minor Scale (Octave) G A# C D F G A# C D F G A# e :-----------------|-----------------|-------15-18-----| B :-----------------|-----------------|-15-18-----------| G :-----------------|-------15-17-----|-----------------| D :-----------------|-15-17-----------|-----------------| A :-------15-17-----|-----------------|-----------------| E :-15-18-----------|-----------------|-----------------| Solo Intro 2x.......................... s s e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :--3---6----------|-8--16--1--------|-----------------| G :-f5--f8----------|-----------------|-----------------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| e :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| B :--3---6---8---10-|-----------------|-----------------| G :-f5--f8--f10-f12-|-----------------|-----------------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Lick 1 Lick 2 Lick 3 f f f f v f f p e :-------15--------|-----------18-18-|-15-18-15--------| B :----15----18-18--|-18-18--15-------|----------18-----| G :-17--------------|-----------------|-----------------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Lick 4 p p f p e :-18-15-----------|------------15---|-----------------| B :-------18-18-15--|---------15------|-18-15-----------| G :-----------------|-17---17---------|-------17-15-----| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Lick 5 Lick 6 f p s e :-------15--------|-----------------|-----------------| B :----15----18-15--|-----------------|-3-------3-------| G :-17--------------|-17-15-----------|-3-------3-------| D :-----------------|-------17--------|---5-3-5---------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| Lick 7 3x Lick 8 f s f s p e :-----3-----------|-----3-----------|-----------------| B :---3-------------|---3-------------|-----------------| G :-5-----6-5-5-3---|-5-----6-5-3-----|-5-3-------------| D :-----------------|-----------------|-----5-----------| A :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------| E :-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
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