Boston - More Than a Feeling - Solo

This article is part 15 of 19 in the 2022 music project series.

This week I recreated Tom Scholz's solo from More Than a Feeling off the 1976 album Boston. I recall reading somewhere long ago that this solo sounded like "the national anthem of a small European country." And it totally does.

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More Than a Feeling solo from Boston's debut album Boston

You can't truly appreciate the talent of Tom Scholz until you try to emulate his 1976 tone in 2022 and fail horribly. Although I'm probably the world's most uninterested-in-tone-chasing guitarist, so you can't probably infer much from this anecdote. But Scholz had an amazing guitar tone for such an early album.

Recording

Me pretending to play my rendition of Tom Scholz's solo from More Than a Feeling

I particularly like Tom Scholz's writing/recording style because he harmonizes and doubles a lot, which is similar to the way I like to do it.


Recorded in Ardour and Hydrogen was used to program the drum track.

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Screenshot of my Ardour/Hydrogen setup