Using Thirds in a Solo: Twist and Shout
In this lesson we’ll learn a short two-bar phrase that can be used as a solo in the Beatle’s song Twist and Shout (just loop it 4 times and you’ll have the full 8 bars you need). It’s not exactly as they played it because they created this sound using two guitars, but that makes for a great little study on the use of major and minor thirds and how those patterns work on the fretboard. The whole solo uses thirds played in double stops (that means both notes are played together).
A major takeaway from this lesson is how the major and minor thirds pattern works on these strings. If you can connect with that, that’s more valuable than simply learning a one-off solo you might use here and there.