Putting together solos is not easy for a lot of people, and the conventional teaching (“just use your scales”) doesn’t always make sense when you’re just starting out. In this, the first of a series of articles, we take a listen to the differences in tonal color between the major scale and the major pentatonic.
Turning Scales Into Solos
How do you turn a guitar scale into a guitar solo? This series of lessons will show you how to take scales you already know and create cool sounding solos. Even if you’re not into soloing, these lessons will give you some helpful advice on choosing the right sound for a particular song.
Most solos are the result of planning. A good lead guitarist will construct a solo, giving it the same qualities of a well-written song.