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    Default When you play a solo in a cover song....

    do you copy solos note for note, or improvise, or a mix of both? What do you guys do?

    I say I mix it a little bit , some note for note, then improvise the rest :)
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    I always start as close to the original solo notes as possible but then take-off on my own once I get into it...
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    Depends on the song and artist for me. I rarely try to copy leads perfectly except for some classic songs where everyone would know the licks. Like Beatles songs.

    Artistic license on everything else.
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    I actually have a pretty bad ear (and probably should have been a drummer), and have never been able to copy solos, so I do my own take on all of them. Often I will start off with the beginning section pretty close to original, but then I just wing it.
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    I'll give a nod to a signature hook almost everytime, but the rest is free range masturbation. :D

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