Guitar Soloing Tip: It’s weird…but will get you kicking butt when you solo!
In this guitar lesson you’ll learn a super powerful way to master using a scale by ‘zooming in’ on each pair of strings. With a little practice you’ll see a big difference to how you use the scale and the sound of your rock solos. Try it – it really works!
Rock Guitar Solo Tip (guitar lesson breakdown)
0:05 Random, rambling guitar solos a problem? Not sure what to play when you step for a solo? Just feel like you’re mindlessly ‘running up and down scales’?
0:15 In this short lesson I’ll show you how you can start to change this…and it works every time.
0:40 I’m going to demo the exercise using the A blues scale at the 5th fret.
0:55 Instead of using the whole scale shape ‘zoom in’ on a pair of strings and practice playing a solo only using these 2 strings. Weird? Maybe…but it’ll help you kick butt with your solos!
1:00 Why practice this way…because you wouldn’t perform a solo at a gig like this? Sure… you wouldn’t. But think how much better you’ll know the scale after doing this for a bit. You’ll have explore every little part of it and you’re soloing vocabulary will expand massively over time.
1:45 I’ll demo this now over a rock backing track in A minor. I’m only soloing on the D and G strings of the guitar.
2:05 Work on the other pairs of string as well. Here I’ll demo it on the G and B strings.
3:00 This works for any guitar scale…even those ‘weird’ jazz scales! In fact I got this from studying jazz guitarists and some of the exercises they work on to improve their knowledge of the guitar neck. So use it in your practice and you’ll see some results if you’re consistent.