#1
I've been playing for two years now and can play any ryhthm on the damn planet but can't solo worth a ****. Whenever I try a solo it always comes out horrible and its really started to piss me off lately. The only solo I can play is Collective Soul's "She Gathers Rain". Any tips on soloing?

And to give you an idea on the rhythms I can play(I mean the WHOLE rhythm section) here's a short list of the more advanced stuff IMO:
Psychosocial
Gematria
This Cold Black
Scream Aim Fire
Waking the Demon
Hearts Burst Into Fire(not really advanced )
A Cauldron of Hate
Master of Puppets
Because of You(Nickelback)
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#2
I like slipknot but their rhythms aren't really that advanced, especially psychosocial, solo is fast as **** though.
#3
It was just to give you an idea of the stuff I can play. But I guess you're right now that I think about it.
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#4
learn your pentatonic scale and how to improvise in it. then some of the solos you try to learn will make more sense.
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Last edited by ihavenoname93 at Jul 16, 2009,
#5
Ok, I'll try that. Thanks for posting on topic by the way.
GEAR

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#6
Well, when you say your solo turns out horrible, what do you mean? is it sloppy? are you off beat? to slow? what exactly are you messing up? I would suggest finding a nice slow song with an easy solo. Also make sure you practice the solo slowly. very. very. slowly.
#7
Well its hard to explain, I'll just make a list.
1. I'm not fast enough
2. I can't bend and release fast enough
3. Sometimes notes die out too soon at higher frets
4. If I try to go fast I just look like a spaz
5. my fingers aren't fluid, I guess
GEAR

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Ibanez GAX75
Takamine Jasmine
#8
1. Practice very slow and build up
2. Practice very slow and build up
3. You may want to try pressing down a little harder around the higher frets
4. Practice very slow and build up
5. Practice very slow and build up
#9
I hate to sound like a douche, but learn Triviums 'Suffocating Sight' rhythm and then the solo... worked for me.
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#10
Quote by hendrixism
1. Practice very slow and build up
2. Practice very slow and build up
3. You may want to try pressing down a little harder around the higher frets
4. Practice very slow and build up
5. Practice very slow and build up


+1

Also use a metronome and/or: buy Guitar Pro, download a good tab of the solo you wanna learn (or tab your own), and use the "speed trainer" tool.
#11
3. Notes sounding dinky up high is very often an accuracy issue. So...

3. Practice very slow and build up.
#12
Well,

Maybe you're simply a rythm guitarist. The singer of our band can play each rythm while singing and can palm mute like ****, twice the speed as me. BUT, when it comes to soloing he ****s up like he just plays 2 weeks.
So he does rythm, i do the lead. No problem on that. Of course, each man on this earth wants to be the slash or the angus and not the izzy or the malcolm...

Otherwise:
The songs that you listed up are all pretty fast. I mention u to just start with slow solos.
Like the first Solo of Knocking On Heavens Door by GnR. Not to fast but relly impressive to others (especially woman ^^) It also gives u a feel for the pentatonic.

my 2 cents.