I’m a big fan of old school, guitar based rock.
And I really love long guitar solos.
But there are a couple ones that are really simple, really short, but somehow very inspiring.
Both are similar, in that they only have a right range of notes.
Not like a Jimmy Page or a Jimi Hendrix solo where they’re running all up and down the guitar.
One is “Peace Frog” by the doors.
A very short, very simple but very pleasing solo.
Another is “Sleep Now In The Fire,” by Rage Against The Machine.
Another very short, relatively simple solo.
But normally, I go for very long solos.
Like the two man solo in the live version of “Sympathy for the Devil,” on “Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out!”
I was watching a documentary the other day about old Greek Tragedies.
The professor mentioned two things I’d never heard before.
One is that they were kind of like Operas.
Lots of music, singing, etc.
But two, they were kind of like Church.
They weren’t things people went to see on the weekends like we see movies.
Not like Shakespeare’s tragedies.
They were compulsory.
The goal is to purge everybody of unhelpful emotions.
That was the idea behind Catharsis.
Not a hobby, but a requirement of being a citizen in very old school, Athenian style democracy.
Sing Song Language
Words and music are very, very related.
Even if you are speaking conversationally, if your voice doesn’t cover a lot of different “notes,” you’ll sound pretty boring.
Sure, if you’re playing the deadpan angle, you can get away with some tight vocal range, like those two guitar solos.
But if you really want to get a good response from your words, they notes supporting them should be all over the place.
The kinds of things you talk about should be all over the place.
The stories, emotions, etc.
One piece of evidence that we humans absolutely CRAVE emotions is the “K-Wave.”
Everybody in the world has been loving Korean Dramas for the past decade or so.
And guess what?
Way back in the days of those old school, original, Greek Tragedies, many contemporaries said they were TOO melodramatic.
Reasons For Surge
But judging by the K-Wave popularity, we humans LOVE US some good melodrama.
Not ALL the time.
But just like those rapid fire, bullet guitar solos, a little bit here and there will work wonders for your social game.
Stories, jokes, anecdotes, things that happened to a friend of a friend, all are PERFECT material for some conversational love.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.