Dream Theater - Forsaken - Solo[source]
<title>Dream Theater - Forsaken - Solo</title>
<description>My recording of the solo from Dream Theater's "Forsaken"</description>
<series order="16">2022 music project</series>
<em>Forsaken</em> is probably my favorite song about a vampire luring
people into situations in which they get their blood sucked. Or at
least, it has my favorite guitar solo.
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<em>Forsaken</em> solo from Dream Theater's 2007 album <em>Systematic Chaos</em>
In guitarist/lyricist John Petrucci's <a href="https://youtu.be/F-iXXCg6fLM?t=465">own words</a>:
It's about somebody who gets visited at night by a vampiress, and gets taken
away and shown all these wonderful things but doesn't realize the whole time
that he's getting his blood sucked. And then she ends up taking him in the
end. Nice light topic.
With apologies to Jordan Rudess and John Myung; I just made up a bass and keyboard
part. But they're always so criminally low in the studio mix you can't really hear
them anyway, so who knows what they're actually playing.
Actually, I'll just go ahead and apologize to Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, and
James LaBrie as well.
Me pantomiming a fairly mediocre attempt at the solo from <em>Forsaken</em>
It ends with a 6-string sweep starting on the 19th fret. I don't really understand why
anyone would want to write a solo with something like that in it.
Recorded in <a href="https://ardour.org/">Ardour</a>
and <a href="http://hydrogen-music.org/">Hydrogen</a> was used to program
the drum track.
<caption>Screenshot of my Ardour/Hydrogen setup</caption>