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Watch the Strategy 4: End Well online guitar lesson by Jon Herington from Ear IQ: Soloing Strategies

This is from a quirky song by Donald Fagen called "Slinky Thing". Again, the character of the song led me to use a particular sound and approach. And again, I used a wah pedal and tried to play in a way that matched the "slinky" vibe of the track and the lyrics.

We had done several takes already, as usual with Donald, and I was sitting in the control room with the amp out in the live room. Donald was pacing the floor and listening, and during one take while I was playing, a few bars in, all of a sudden he blurted out "Play something fast!" I laughed but tried to accommodate him, and never expected he'd use that take. But he did. I guess he was looking for some variety at that point, and that's an important thing to remember - mix things up to keep it interesting. So, I'll play it for you now - I'm sure you'll be able to tell where he interrupted me.