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Watch the Exotic Tension online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rock Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 3

Exotic Tension is a video guitar lesson presented by Tony Smotherman and is sourced from Essentials: Power Ballad Soloing

Making use of special target notes over chords can create a really musical effect. There are so many options to choose from.

On this track, I'm mainly targeting major and minor 3rd intervals. You'll notice lots of bending, from half step, whole step, and whole step and a half bends to reach the target notes. Creating themes in your solos are a great way to create individuality in your writing. Try experimenting with singing a line and figuring it out, after a while the lines will sing to you!