Watch the Exotic Tension online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from Essentials: Power Ballad Soloing
"Exotic Tension" makes use of a melodic chord progression common in many forms of classical music. These types of progressions are really great for creating memorable solos over because of their interesting harmonic changes. This chord progression in the key of C minor, and the tempo is in 6/8. The chords are Cmin - Abmaj - Bbmaj - Ebmaj - Abmaj - Ddim - Gsus4 - Gmaj.