#1
UM does any one kno how i can improve my solo improvisation skills? any ideas would really help thanks
#2
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#3
learn theory
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grow a nob
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#6
Learn a scale or a few positions of it, find a backing track in the key you want to jam in, use the appropriate scale.

Just practice with backing tracks, you'll eventually start hearing what you want to play and once you're good enough, you can play it on your guitar, note for note.
#7
Check out music theorybooks at your local store or at the library there they also have lots of books. Also try solopatterns from different musicstyles even if you don't play those genre, it gives you ideas to change your sound in your genre. Most books come with a CD and these often have a record of a band jamming. Just put in the CD and try to come up with different solos in different styles every time you play it.
#9
Improve your ear. Learn the notes on your fretborad. Follow chords.
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#10
I think there are some lessons on this sort of thing floating around UG.

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#11
check out the metal lead guitar series of books by troy stetina (amazon will have it) teaches you theory as well as creating licks from scales then has songs with backing tracks for you to work over

very useful
#13
learn scales, LISTEN to music, try to sing what you want to play.
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#14
Drink milk.

But no, learn some theory, and every note on the guitar. Then train your ear. Try playing to songs you haven't learnt, without a tab.
#15
Don't learn shapes. Learn the notes, learn the intervals. Then you can go anywhere on the fretboard and be able to find a good note easily. It'll improve you technically, but that's it. The rest of the work is making improv sounds good, and that's something you can't really practice. It just comes to you.
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Don't learn shapes. Learn the notes, learn the intervals. Then you can go anywhere on the fretboard and be able to find a good note easily. It'll improve you technically, but that's it. The rest of the work is making improv sounds good, and that's something you can't really practice. It just comes to you.

yeah that helps, instead of just learning the scale and moving it, learn how to get to each note.