#1
How do you guys write your own solos? Do you have a process, any techniques you use to get started and develop a solo?
Any info would be great.
Thanks!
#2
When I write solos, my method is to improvise over a track a few times, then select the best pieces of each cut, then record a "final version" where I play the best parts from all of the solos in one recording.
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#4
I listen to the track a few times and improvise and see what scales fit it best.
I try a bunch of scales,effects, and styles to see what I can do over the track.
#5
I find the notes that sound good, which are usually chord tones(or implied chord tones) and work around those, with passing notes inbetween to add color.
#6
But how do you get into improvising?
Do you use scales, chord tones or licks? and if so how?
#7
Quote by Joe-Floyd-lover
When I write solos, my method is to improvise over a track a few times, then select the best pieces of each cut, then record a "final version" where I play the best parts from all of the solos in one recording.


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#8
Quote by Joe-Floyd-lover
When I write solos, my method is to improvise over a track a few times, then select the best pieces of each cut, then record a "final version" where I play the best parts from all of the solos in one recording.


This. I do it the same way.
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#9
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But how do you get into improvising?
Do you use scales, chord tones or licks? and if so how?



Amazing how people are taking so long to get to the point!! GRR GRR..

Yes, you got it. To write your own solos or improvise, you have to know a group of notes that "sound well together", "goes well with each other", and this group of notes we call a "scale". The better you become at playing guitar and making music on it, the better you get at and the easier you can carry out other techniques, such as combining two or more scales, playing the same scale at different positions (or all over) the fretboard.

If you are new to this, focus of learning one of two scales well (maybe in one or two positions, or a handful of shapes), and "mix up the notes" when you play the scales, according to what you like. The "mixing up" of the notes is how one makes his/her own solos.

For extra creativity, try to add other techniques you can do, such as slides, hammer ons and pull offs, sweeps, chords, etc. Make it your own masterpiece, put some emotion in it!!!

Good luck!
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