Watch the Flat 7 Drones online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from Essentials: Power Ballad Soloing
Notice all the half step bends starting with the second note of the solo and throughout to create the unique sound of target note use. We move into adding open strings on the high E string to create some texture throughout.
We begin an ascending climb up to the high register of the fretboard that pushes the ballad into a powerful crescendo. Then, there's an easy-to-use tapping run making use of the notes in the Mixolydian scale. To end the solo, we bring it back home by landing on the D root.