Peace Of Mind by Boston Tom Scholz | solos
An electric guitar lesson on how to play the guitar solos to “Peace of Mind” by Boston from their 1976 debut album.
"Peace of Mind" is a fantastic song from a landmark record. When shopping the demo tape of many of the same songs that would eventually appear on this album, Tom Scholz was turned down by a lot of record companies including RCA, Capital, Atlantic, Elektra and Epic.
He persevered however and eventually the record was released. Peace of Mind was the third single and reached #38 on the Billboard charts in 1977.
Like most of Boston’s music, there are a lot of guitars going on and this one is no exception. There is a lot of layering. Almost every part is doubled and many times there’s a third track playing harmony.
Tom Scholz is a very good guitarist with great melodic sense, and excellent vibrato. His stuff sounds easy…until you try to play it! You really have to nail the bends and the vibrato if you want it to sound good.
Also, he plays all over the neck and doesn’t stick to the more common pentatonic shapes so his playing is tricky to cop.
I had a lot of fun making this video so I hope you enjoy it and enjoy playing this awesome song. Cheers
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