Watch the Huff's Ballad online guitar lesson by Angus Clark from Essentials: Radio Rock Solos
You have to imagine Faith Hill pouring her heart out into the microphone right before this solo starts and you don't want to let the energy slip. You also want to be right in tune right on time.
Lick 1: We start on the highest note in the solo, then play down the scale into a classic half step bend lick (straight out of “Is This Love” by Whitesnake - you knew Sykes was gonna get in there somewhere!).
Lick 2: Coming into the drum fill, we'll go bluesy with a double-stop bend lick - bring the emotion! The descending blues scale ends with a bend to the major.
Lick 3: This is material from the beginning of the solo in a lower octave.
Lick 4: A down dynamic blues lick.
This solo is a great contrast to a lot of what’s in this course, as the form is kind of reversed from a lot of the stuff that starts low and ends high. The solo here starts at the heaviest point in the song, and then delivers you to where the singer is back on the chorus.