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    Exivious (who?) Entrust Solo Contest

    I hadn't heard of these guys until Ben posted the link to their contest. I didn't listen to any of their songs and just went for it over the track. I thought this track sounded a lot like Cynic, so I went for a fusiony legato style. When I was about 3/4's of the way through writing this solo I took a listen to the original track. Turns out the guitarist goes for a pretty similar approach.

    I did find this a little difficult to write for. It's the same three chords repeated, and the timing is all a little nebulous. It's 4/4, but played as 3/4 and 5/4, and each chord begins an 8th triplet before the barline. It lacked a distinct groove, I thought. And, by just repeating it four times, I was finding it difficult not to get stale. But it is a very nice sequence to just free-time over, that's for sure. The key change is lovely.

    Anyway, here's my humble attempt at it. I made a mistake on my favourite phrase that I came up with (0:49), slid one fret too short. Bit bummed out about that, but the rest of the take was good, and this was otherwise the best take. This was the last of 6 takes, and my left hand was cramping up, so I'm calling it a draw.

    [VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0sJ3G7pgilI]Exivious - Entrust Solo Contest - YouTube[/VIDEO]

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    Tried to have a go at this, but they just happened to choose the most difficult section of the entire album as the piece to solo over.

    Well done!
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    I use Chris Quigs picks exclusively.

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    Nicely done Lee.
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    Fucking awesome job man!

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    Great job man, I can only agree with what Quigs said

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    That was awesome

    And one of their guitar players used to be in Cynic. Really cool band
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