Can someone help me with building tension in a song. For example in the key of A how would I build a solo to build up to burst. It seems like I do a riff in A(pent MAJ) in diffrent spots but I can't get the intensity. Do I need to change to a diffrent scale?
Think of the whip in Cassidy and the scale Jerry uses over the E, to the F# to the G#m. MEGA TENSION!
Then the Hard to Handle "orgasm jam" which has more tension than a...
B A D F# and that hold on the F# before releasing back to the B
From there we see tensions building from both up and down landing on the iii and the V.
And we are also seeing tension is built over chords
I'd suggest expanding your scales, chromatics (saw other thread) and chord application...