Watch the 12 AM: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Rock Guitar 6: Soloing Principles

12 AM: Lead 1 - Performance is a video guitar lesson presented by Andy Aledort and is sourced from Jam Night Vol. 2.

Though this serves as an example of playing over the solo section, I begin with the intro D-B-A-G progression, which functions here as a pickup to the solo section. I stick with sliding sixths played on the G and high E strings through this pickup, playing a part that definitely comes from the Steve Cropper school of guitar accompaniment. For the solo, I begin with the tried-and-true approach of emulating the vocal melody, which not only sounds appropriate but also strengthens the connection between the solo section and the verse section that preceded it.