#1
I have been playing guitar for a couple of years and I can do a pretty good blues solo, I know the scales and things but when I try and do a rock solo it just sounds like a blues one with distortion. I was wondering if anyone had tips for making my solos more Rock n' Roll. Some artists that sounds I really like are Angus Young, Jimi Hendrix ( But his stuff is very bluesy), Jimmy Page, Joe Perry. I'm really just looking for that classic rock sound.
#2
Best thing to do when you know who you want to sound like is to learn a few of their solos, notice their cliches and reproduce on your own solos.
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#4
A lot of the time, the difference between a rock and a blue solo is the tempo, and the backing.
If you play a bluesy solo, to a 12 bar blues backing, it sounds like blues, play in a similar manner to a rock backing track, and you'll think "that's definately a more rocky solo".
But my advice, would be to add notes from various other modes and scales into your soloing, I do this for blues also (mainly Dorian and Blues scale notes) but try adding notes from the melodic minor scale into your soloing, this'll give it a more technical sound, as opposed to the raw sound of the pentatonic (assuming this is what you're using)
It's also worth knowing the entire major/minor scales of a key, it can open up your playing a lot.
#5
i thought rock solos were blues solos with more distortion...
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i thought rock solos were blues solos with more distortion...

Me too...and Young, Hendrix, Page, Perry? Bluesy players through and through, without question.
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#9
Angus Young; Admits he's basically a grittier Blues guitarist.
Jimi Hendrix; All I have to say for this is Friendly Chap(Cookie points if you get it).
Jimmy Page; On pretty much all the eponymous Zeppelin albums there's a delta blues cover of some sort if I recall properly.
Joe Perry; Joe has stated Peter Green, Jeff Beck and Hendrix as influences. Ask anyone, they're bluesy guitarists.

Just do what they did, play the Blues even harder and with brighter-burning soul. If you enjoy it that is. If you don't, then disregard this.
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#10
Simple. Learn more Rock solo's.

Who you learn is who you sound like, but with your own style added as well forming a whole new style.
#11
all in the passion and the phrasing
of your playing not just the notes in a sequence
better if you find out for yourself this way you will be able to implement it better and be natural
watch a player that you consider to be playing blues and then watch a guys that is playing what you belief to be rock and se what is different and apply them to your playing
#12
Play over a rock backing track. Playing by yourself (har har har) will make it seem like you're just playing a blues thing with distortion, but if you play the same licks over a nice, heavy rock riff, it will sound really nice. Rock music is just blues on steriods really.
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