Alice in Chains - Them Bones - Solo
This article is part 14 of 52 in the 2022 music project series.
I had a good time recording the Stairway to Heaven solo, so I thought I'd run it back this week with one of my favorites: Jerry Cantrell's solo in Them Bones by Alice in Chains. Unlike Stairway to Heaven, I already knew this solo, so I didn't really need to practice or memorize it, which made things way easier.
I don't have a guitar with a tremolo bar, so I emulated the dive bomb by
slowly detuning the 5th string by about an octave (heard at about
in the video). I tried using a slide but it sounded like trash on the low strings.
As usual, I recorded it in Ardour and used Hydrogen to program the drums.