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Guitar Lessons: Beginner

Play killer solos that DON'T sound like scales.

  

   

Question:

 

I have learned a load of scales a lot of chords and I can play them on demand, I have also learned to solo off the scales but I just cant get any faster or creative with my soloing. now I know the creative side can only come from me but can u give me any tips to go a little faster with my solo's. thanx.


Answer:

A good place to start would be to limit yourself to one note in that scale and try and *milk* as much as you can from that one note e.g., slide onto the note (from two frets below will work well), bend into a note (start one fret below your target note), try using vibrato etc.

Try using double stops these are simply combinations of any two notes in the scale played simultaneously (like a small chord)

Another idea is to play the same note on a different string. 

Playing Faster: The main thing is to: 

(a) keep very relaxed. (any tension in your body will slow things up).

(b) I recommend practicing scales etc with a metronome set @ 60 and gradually increasing the tempo by 12 per week. 

For example:

week 1 mm =60

week 2 mm =72

week 3 mm =84

week 4 mm =96 etc 

make sure all notes are clean, you are using the metronome to *track* your progress (don't set the metronome and try to play to it). 

Start by playing eight notes non-stop for 10 minutes over a pre-recorded chord progression. As you get used to this approach try doing three sets of 10mins per day (take a 2 minute break in between each set - stand up, leave the room, stretch etc). 

Later on try the same approach with only this time playing non-stop eight note triplets. Next, try the same approach combining eight notes and eight note triplets.

   

   

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