Playing a guitar solo on a ballad is your chance to show the expressive and emotional side of your guitar playing chops! But there are challenges with playing a solo in this style. How can you play a more melodic guitar solo? How should you use phrasing and space? Are there any tricks the guitar gods use when playing a guitar solo on a ballad and can you use them too? And can you learn how to play an emotional solo which sounds epic, or is it an ability you either have or you don’t!?
Stay tuned, because I think you can learn to play a killer solo on a ballad! And in this guitar lesson, I’ll point you towards 5 powerful soloing tips which are based on what you hear in the playing of ‘power ballad’ masters like David Gilmour, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Slash and other great players. Follow these tips and explore and practice them and you will hear a difference when you step up to play a solo…and over time and with practice you can become an expressive and emotional guitar solo master!