#1
I've been playing guitar for around three years and I know my major scale pretty well, i know my open and barred chords and can change between them pretty well, i'm good at soloing, and i eventually want to be able to improvise good blues and good speedy Van Halen stye rock. What should I practice?
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#2
for Van Halen, practice tapping, blues patterns and pentatonic patterns, and for the speed use a metronome. Also if your up to it, try playing with a drill like Eddie did.
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#3
you need to be able to play through the pentatonic scale in your sleep. Spend a day or so getting to know each position of it and memorising licks within the patterns
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I've been playing guitar for around three years and I know my major scale pretty well, i know my open and barred chords and can change between them pretty well, i'm good at soloing, and i eventually want to be able to improvise good blues and good speedy Van Halen stye rock. What should I practice?


Two suggestions:

Build speed. Get a nice short lick you want to be able to play fast, and then practise doing this: http://www.theloneguitaristblog.com/technique-2/playing-fast-how-to/

Develop your inner jukebox. If you want to be able to improvise good blues, you need to connect to what you hear in your mind, and translate it instanly to the fretboard. See http://www.theloneguitaristblog.com/mastery/the-essence-of-improvisation-your-inner-jukebox/
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Spend years* or so getting to know each position of it and memorising licks within the patterns

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