With my studio reorganised to give me a fresher feeling workspace, I decided to work on the next Lockdown Lead Guitar video and went for ‘Maria’, taken from Blondie’s No Exit album.

I was involved in recording a version of this song for a charity back in 2012, our version was in a different key, but I’ve put this together in the same key as the original.

I always liked the solo in this song as it was very short and to the point, but also interesting in that the chord sequence it’s played over is completely different from the rest of the track.

The guitar is my old reliable 1991 Patrick Eggle Berlin Pro HT, no amps were used, instead I used the ‘plexi’ setting on the Tech 21 Sansamp plugin in ProTools.