Watch the Strategy 1: Consider Character online guitar lesson by Jon Herington from Ear IQ: Soloing Strategies

Here I'll perform my solo over "H Gang". Because of the way Donald likes to work, this solo was completely improvised. We did numerous takes, but all complete takes, and never punched anything in or fixed anything. It's not my most natural way to work in the studio, but the keeper take had a striking start and an unusual melodic twist at the end which felt a bit quirky - maybe even a little humorous, somehow - but fresh, and I think that's what drew Donald to choose this out of many, many takes I played.