#1
hey everyone, my name is steve, i have been playing guitar for around a year and a half, i'm truthfully addicted. i cannot stop playing. seriously,i practice up to 7-10 hours a day. my favourite band is Iron Maiden, best in the world. i have written many songs in their style, but i have only gotten 75% of them completed because i having trouble with writing a solo on the guitar. of course anyone can just jam like van halen, i can at least, but i am trying to write a solo with ''direction" so that it fits like a puzzle piece. and stays in key, i have tried the solo section of the website, didn't help much, i am constantly practicing all of the scales, they're not helping, but maybe you can. so please help me out, it's driving me MAD !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last edited by metalmania08 at Jul 24, 2006,
#2
Use vocal melody as basis for solo? Y,know, as in Smells Like Teen Spirit, Bat Country.

Probably a **** idea but hey i tried
#4
not every song needs a solo...if you aren't feeling it, than don't just try to force it...practice other solos and see how they work...just practicing scales isn't going to do it for ya

Good luck!
#5
The best way is to learn arpeggios and mess around. Messing around with your guitar is probably when you'll learn most.
#6
that helps, but if you have ever listened to Iron Maiden, their solos stay in key, it's mesmurizing how awesome they are.