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.
How to Play Guitar Solos
How do you get that improvised sound that you hear in so many great guitar solos? These lessons dealing with creating your own solos and improvising on guitar. Beginners will probably want to check out the Beginner’s Guide To Soloing series. If you’ve already spent some time on guitar scales, you’ll probably benefit from the series Turning Scales into Solos.
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.
In his follow up to the basics of soloing, Josh demonstrates the major scale and the pentatonic and their usefulness in helping you improve your lead playing.
Guitarists should take the time and trouble to break out of playing in a single position. This helps with improvisation as well as playing melodies.
Beginnes might get the idea that there is only one scale you can use for a particular chord. In fact, you have many scale choices when it comes to soloing.
We’re exploring the melodic minor scale for soloing over dominant 7 chords. This is the third part in a series called “Scales and Soloing.”
Josh Urban takes you through the very first steps of soloing, making the process a little less mysterious than many of us think it is! And less scary, too…