Justice Der is a guitarist on YouTube that inspired me to starting playing. He does these loop covers of hip-hop/r&b songs. The loops usually have the following layers: percussion -> chords -> bass. After he's finished with the loop, he plays the melody of the song and then his own solo.
Here are a couple of my favorite examples:
Travis Scott - 90210 (second part)
Drake - Passionfruit
Kanye West - Bound 2
My ultimate goal is to be able to create my cover loops of other songs and play over them like he does.
So my questions are the following:
How does he go about choosing chords for his covers and how do I do that myself for songs I want to cover?
Is there any patterns that you can find in his soloing? (technique, scales, note choice, anything that would help me understand why his solos sound the way they do)
Right now I'm a beginner doing JustinGuitar courses. What should I learn after those courses to achieve my "ultimate goal"? I'm sure there's a fundamental understanding of things I have to learn (like chords, theory, scales, modes, triads, rhythm, etc) to be able to create my own covers and solos.
solo examples (links are already set to when the solo starts)
Travis Scott - 90210 (5:06)
Sade - Cherish the Day (3:27)
Drake - Passionfruit (2:54)
Any help would be greatly appreciated.