#1
Hey dudes,

So I consider myself pretty decent at guitar, for two years I've been the only guitarist in my band and we have recently recruited a guy to play lead melodies (along the lines of Bodom or Arch Enemy) while I play rhythm for the sake of ease on my part since I also do vocals. So, that aside, I still play most of the solos. I write semi-complex stuff, or at least for my tastes, that I can usually play very well at home etc... but it is always so much tougher live since I'm very active on stage / doing vocals entire time and I begin to tire by the end of the set. I'm sure this is very common, and besides just "practice more" are there any tips you could give?

I guess the easy question is, do you have a particular exercise for building your stamina on lead guitar? If so, enlighten me please.
#2
Try to also include stage presence while rehearsing, you will get used to it that way.
#3
Exercise. Seriously - do cardio. Run, swim, whatever. Stamina is stamina.
Gear

Gibson '57 Les Paul Reissue
Marshall TSL 601
EHX: Big Muff, Metal Muff, Small Stone, POG, 2880
Ibanez TS808
Voodoo Labs Microvibe
Analogman Chorus
Morley Bad Horsie II
Keeley Compressor (C4)
Nova Delay
MXR 10-band EQ
#5
Quote by Guitartist
Exercise. Seriously - do cardio. Run, swim, whatever. Stamina is stamina.


I already do, bike at least 30 minutes a day and do about 100 sit ups, push ups and usually some pull ups.

But yah, I figure rehearsing more along the lines of how I behave live would be beneficial, I'll give that a go.