I'm sure there is an official name for this, but I am wondering how to write music that "sounds like the lyrics". Here is an example of a guitarist doing this with Blink-182's What's My Age Again?. After the intro, instead of going into the power chord progression as the song is officially written, she starts shredding in a really cool way that sounds just like the lyrics. My questions regarding this include:
- Does this have an official name?
- How can do I learn to do this myself? Do I just mess around in the key of the song until I find my way through it, or is it less structured than that? Or is it as straight forward as playing the exact notes that are being sung (if so where do I find sheet music for vocals of a given song?) along with some improvisational flair?
While playing songs officially is enjoyable, this shred-like way of "playing the lyrics" is really cool and I'm sure a great party trick when playing in front of others as well, so I'd like to learn.
NOTE: I am NOT asking anyone to do the work for me and tab this or anything. Rather, I just want more info on what is going on here and maybe a pointer or two on how I can begin to do this myself.