How is a guitar player supposed to get good at improvising solos? It seems there are far too many rules and variables to memorize. Not so, actually.
Posts by Darrin Koltow:
We’re exploring ways to make overhaul the way you practice guitar scales. The goal is to play things until they are familiar to both your fingers and ears.
Practicing scales does not have to mean repeating long strings of ascents and descents monotonously. We don’t want to put you ear to sleep.
In this tip we show you a quick turnaround lick that you can use to jazz up your playing. Also, we’ll explain why this particular guitar lick sounds good.
Do small hands have anything to do with playing guitar? The advice here is very important people with small hands, or those who think they have small hands.
In the previous tip we looked at some basic melodic patterns to use in soloing. Now let’s take it a little further and see how we can spice up our solos.
In this tip, Darrin shares two common patterns to solo with. We’ll start simple because there are some complicated things we can build with later on.
A “ii V I” is a mini chord progression that sets up a key center. The min7b5 is a chord that doesn’t seem to get a whole lot of play and that’s a shame.