By Calvin Harris. Arranged by Mark O’Connor
The soloing pattern is (in concert)
- D major
- F major
- Bb major
- A major.
You can also try D major pentatonic, or D blues if you’d prefer rather than moving around the chords.
The piece is beat heavy so it’s a great idea to prioritise the rhythm for soloing over it, for example strong crotchet ideas, sticking on the beat throughout, or alternatively throwing in a few upbeat ideas. For example, moving between one phrase with all of the notes on the beat, then adding in one off beat in the next phrase, 2 off beats in the next phrase, then three off beats for the final phrase, and then repeating the sequence.
Have a play with the backing tracks linked below and see what works for you!
Play along with the backing track
There’s a slow version and a fast version so you can practise getting your fingers around the notes of the tune and your solo slowly, then have a go at the faster one when you’re ready.
- Bass Line
- A / intro
- Solo x 8 bars / Backings
- Intro / Backings
- Backings to fade