How To Play Cat Scratch Fever Guitar Solo

Hey, how’s it going this is Robert Baker with Guitar Control, today we’re going to break apart the iconic Classic amazing Ted Nugent solo to “Cat Scratch Fever”. Now we’re just doing that first little solo like what I would consider the main solo to the song and talk about a riff that is just jam-packed with all kinds of cool little lines and it has one of my favorite licks of all time. To leave such a cool little lick Uncle Ted really had some you know extremely impressive chops and creatable pentatonic runs stuff that we’re going to go ahead and dive into this one.


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I’m going to play the solo, and then I’m going to break it down and go more in depth into these notes from the scales that are using and stuff. So it goes like this is the solid now let’s kind of break this apart so I start out it’s on an A minor pentatonic which I will be showing you guys in a minute, now you go 7 on the D7 on the D, then 5 start on G, you’re just a double stop here which is 9 on the G and 8 on the B then you do 7 on the G and B 5 on the G and B and 7 on D.

Now here you can do a bend goes 5 to 8 on the B and you bend give it twice, this is really cool little blues which is going 8 to 5 on a B then you go 8, 7, 5, on the G5 on the D, then you go 5, 7, on the G you’re going to play 5 on the B and 8 then you’re going to do a little half step on 5 on a G and 7 on a D. Now we’re kind of venturing into box number two, slides into 9 of G do a full step bend on 10 on the 8 do it again and you go 9, 8, and go so you can’t let the bend come down and pick it again and you’re going to do a bunch of stutters while that 10 has bend.

Now that is simply bending 10 turn back down pull off to 8, now this part for me is the most confusing out the whole thing, you’re kind of doing similar to what  we were just doing but has a slight different. We’re going to go up to 14 on the G, so now this is all out of box for out of our A minor pentatonic so we’re going 14 on the G 13, 14, 13, 15, and you’re going to bend that 15 so in your wallet spin you play 50 on the high with your pinky then you play 15 comes back there you go 13 on the beat. I said it’s a little bit confusing on this section, make sure you refer to the tab you’ve been fitting in then bending up 15 it back down to 15 so you’ve been fitting in regulars 15, 13, 14, on the G and you go all the way up to 20 and bend a full 7, now here’s a really cool look I talked about in the beginning of the video you’re going to bend 19 on the G and then 17 on the high they just been 19 any part is 20, 20, 17 and then you’ve bend 20 twice, now that is the entire solo.

So I’ll put the whole thing slow for you guys, where is he getting these notes. It starts out and box one out of our A minor pentatonic scale which goes like this would be 5/8 on the low E, 5, 7 on the A, 5, 7 on the D, 5,7 on the G, 5 8 on the B and 5, 8 on the high E that’s the 1st pentatonic getting throws in a blues note so that’s what the first one is based off of then ventures in the box number two which goes like this 8 to 10, 9, 10, 9,  B, 8 to 10, 7 to 10, 7 to 10, 7 to 9, 8 to 10 and then 8 to 10, then comes up here to box number four which looks like this 12, 15, 12, 15, 12, 14, 12, 14, 13, 15, and then 12, 15 and the final part is all the way back up in box number 1 and the octave same as this one just up higher.

Thank you so much for tuning in, I hope you enjoyed that like there’s always something to learn from these solos because you know especially about bends and all that stuff. So make sure  you subscribe on our You Tube Channel and we’ll see you in our next video lessons, thanks for watching.

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