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Old 04-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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Post Guitar Soloing Tips

Hey guys, just wanted to share some soloing tips.

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1. Carefully choose the first note of your solo. As a guide, you can use the last note from the vocal melody. Or, really catch your listenerís attention but starting on an unexpected note!

2. Use double stops in solos. A double stop is two notes played together.
This works very well in blues and rock. One of the most popular double stops
is based on the interval of 3rds (for example 7th fret G and 7th fret B string played together)

3. Practice moving licks or phrases chromatically, or in Ĺ step increments.

4. Practice repetitive licks to build speed. Check out some Page licks!

5. Focus on targeting chord tones when soloing.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:10 PM   #2
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these are some nice tips
may i add

Dinamics can add alot of emotion to a solo start a solo quietly and increase the volume as you go along or vice versa or a change between loud and sfoft an really add some nice variety to your solos

rhythm just because your playing asolo doesnt meant you can ignore the the rhythm in fact some of the best solos can make you tap your toe
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:14 PM   #3
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I just like to play as many notes as I can as fast as I can. No soul, just notes, lots of notes.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:40 PM   #4
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I just like to play as many notes as I can as fast as I can. No soul, just notes, lots of notes.

If you're gonna try your hand at the art of trolling, don't make it so obvious.

TS, it looks like a good start, but this isn't the place for it. Post it as a lesson in the appropriate section.
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Old 04-10-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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I believe tone is a major part of soloing, something as small as a splash of reverb or delay can make a huge difference if employed correctly
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #6
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If you're gonna try your hand at the art of trolling, don't make it so obvious.

TS, it looks like a good start, but this isn't the place for it. Post it as a lesson in the appropriate section.


I wasn't really trolling, just posting something ridiculous in a thread not long for this world. I figured the OP was going to try to promote something.
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