When you’re singing along with the lyrics of a song and a guitar solo starts up, make sure you keep onnnnnnn going.
We can’t have dead air in your steamy morning shower or all of your fans will just hear the sound of you soaping up your armpits and blowing your nose. And that screaming mosh pit in your Toyota Camry is just jumping for more. You better blast those high-pitched guitar notes or they’ll go home cold and disappointed.
Never. Stop. Wailing.
When the words fade out and the guitar fades in, it’s your big chance to keep the excitement flowing.
Maybe you already have practice from singing all the frontman and backup singer parts from the rest of the song. Now all you have to do is add in the guitar solos your fingers can only dream of playing. You’ll soon go from Axl to Slash in November Rain, start hitting the big notes in Bohemian Rhapsody, and you may even find yourself synthing along with Tainted Love.
“Sometimes I feel I’ve got to — boomp, boomp – -run away. I’ve got to — boomp, boomp — get away.”
Yes, you do have to get away — away from the notion of your sing-a-long stopping when the guitar starts slashing, that is. People, when you’ve sung the first six minutes of Stairway to Heaven, there’s no way you can disappoint that packed arena now. So get to the front of that stage and shred that axe, verbally.
Feel free to also wobble your voice when you step on your air guitar distortion pedal. “Meow meow meEEEOW meow meow meEEOW,” you smoothly bellow out in a beautifully sweaty, head-banging daze.
Be one with the guitar solo, be one with the song, and be one with a few big sweeping moments of…