It’s all very well letting rip – but as Corey points out, you need to spend time getting to know a song before you can add to and enhance it.
COREY: “Listen to what you’re playing over – what the chords are, the tonality of it – and think about what kind of sound is going to fit. You’ve got to know the riff well enough to play notes that complement what you’re playing over.
"Certain solos, like Forsake Not The Dream from In Waves – it’s a simple chord progression, but if you break it down each section of the solo is played in the chord that you’re playing over. It follows the basis of that chord and everything lands on a 3rd or a 5th or a root note.”