Talk:Guiding Light (song)

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Is there some kind of a mixing glitch around 2:39? Just before Matthew sings "Still reach for you". It just sounds a bit wrong, everytime I hear it I think someones at the door trying to get my attention and I turn my volume down... lol --Toad 18:22, 27 September 2009 (BST)

There is one part where apparently you can hear a neighbor banging on the door while the song was being recorded because the music was so loud. I haven't been able to hear it myself so I'm not sure at what time it occurs, but that could be it. --Dyingatheist 18:57, 27 September 2009 (BST)

Is this really the first song on the album with a solo? What would you call the solo in Uprising? --FaithHealer1 23:40, 17 November 2009 (BST)

Personally that part of Uprising seems more like a riff or instrumental section than an actual guitar solo. The instrumental bit in USOE would be a similar thing, albeit piano instead of guitar. --Dyingatheist 00:18, 18 November 2009 (GMT)

I talked to one of my lecturers about it (I wrote an essay on solos this year and thought this would make an interesting case study) and he said that by definition it should be classed as a guitar solo. He said the fact that a lot of it is in an 'atypical lower register' is irrelevant, it's still a solo. Any ideas of what to put in a new description, because I've got evidence that the one it has is incorrect. BTW, I know this comes across as being a bit 'high and mighty', don't mean it that way at all. --FaithHealer1 18:24, 19 July 2010 (BST)

Out of curiosity, how is he defining a solo? I agree register doesn't have much to do with it, but I do usually think of a solo as breaking from the typical structure of the melody and containing a degree of improvisation. The riff in Uprising seems more structured and repetitive, and part of the overall composition rather than an outgrowth of it. Also, it forms the basis for the extended outro riff in live performances, which doesn't seem characteristic of a solo. Still, depending on what definition seems to draw a consensus, it may be considered a solo of sorts. --Dyingatheist 20:46, 19 July 2010 (BST)