Teacher said next lesson: A song with a solo to learn and analyse in detail

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  1. Thrup'ny Bit

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    I was going to suggest Sultans Of Swing, oh well, maybe next time?
     
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    Neal Schon's solo on Who's Crying Now by Journey
     
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    My first song with solo that I learned was Mother by Pink Floyd. Has a great melody over the chords and its not terribly long or complicated so its a good one to start with.

    good luck
     
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    That's cold, LOL!
    It IS a pretty cool solo, though...
     
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    ok...so i settled on G&R Patience tune for the first exercise and grabbed the maton to start transcribing. I am providing a link for the first small part intro which I layered on reaper and would appreciate some feedback. (pls copy link in a new tab)

    https://drive.google.com/open?id=1RqfxQlucw5QeSF0fUo0BOdpL9YPLXxe

    In my opinion I could make out the chords as C, G, A, D and then I layered over the melody.

    Furthermore I think also that in the progression the tune proceeds with C, G, C, Em,C, G, D. But I am a bit confused here as to the key of the tune...presumably it is in the key of G but then the A chord should be a minor no? However it sounds pretty good as an A major infact. I also was tempted to go online searching the chords but in order to make the exercise fruitful I am resisting by all means until I transcribe it all.

    Any idea about this and how come the A fits in the key of G?
     
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    Look at where the A comes in the progression and think about what follows it. It's your homework...
     
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    @Thrup'ny Bit:

    well your indication got me thinking...so in key of G, A is the ii chord so it is a minor. If I go on what follows it, then we have a D which is the V of the key of G. If I check relation of A to the key of D, then A is the V and hence a major chord or dominant.

    So that is my reasoning but I am not sure to understand the conclusion of how it fits even though it sounds damn good in the chord progression...could it be some theory that I still did not do maybe?

    any further indications please?
     
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    I would call it a secondary dominant, the dominant of the dominant as it were.. A-D-G. It's just the circle of fifths.
     
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    Stairway to Heaven - It has everything - chord progressions, solos, rhythms, etc.

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