#1
so i've been playing for about 1 year and i still really haven't been soloing.
how long until i should start?
#2
anytime. if youre playing a year i think it is definatley about time to start now.
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#3
u should of already started with easy stuff like "smells like teens spirit" and stupid little solos like that. then start working ur way into harder stuff but take it slow and learn things that are phrased well wiht not to many fast parts like metallicas "one" intro solo
#4
i've been playing for a little more than a year, and i'm just starting to solo. it just takes a lot of practice to get good
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#5
It depends what pace you learn at. maybe you should. ive been playing around a year and I just improvise to whatever im listening to. If you want to learn a real solo try green day solos. THEY EASY!
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i've been playing for a little more than a year, and i'm just starting to solo. it just takes a lot of practice to get good


^^ truth.

Soloing requires more than knowing which notes to fret. Phrasing is huge, as well as timing and the tone from your finger tips. Having a solo sound good with song takes years of practice, because alot of people just play mindless solos.

Start with something small, and make sure you can play it over the music. Thats one thing alot of people dont do. They look at the tab, and listen to the song, but if you had to play it over a backing track, theyd be screwed.
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About 10 months.
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#10
4 months i think or 3
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#11
well i got my first trick when i was 16, but some fellas just start late, lol, i started soloing to the Beatles and CCR and it got easier afterwards...
#12
Mindless emotional solos? How does that work? It took me about 6 months.

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#14
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4 months i think or 3



Yeah but how good are they?

The question is, how long before you get "good" at soloing and can improvise/ write your own solos.
#15
Its never to early at least attempt something, solos from song liek whiskey in the jar, sultans of swing were among the first things i ever learnt i just jumped right in at the deap end it ook a lot of practice and they were very slow at first but in time i got better at them. there no set time in wen to do things, remember there are no rules or time limets when it comes to playing do what you want to do solo when u feel you can and above al enjoy yourslef ..

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#16
I've only recently begun starting to improv solo as well and I've been playing guitar for eight months now. I can only really solo to a half-decent extent in A Minor Pentatonic. I've been working on keeping good time and feel a lot lately.

I'm sure that if I ried I could work some solos in other keys, but A Minor is my friend.
#17
I started a few months in, simple stuff. The more theory I learn the better my improvising
#18
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It depends what pace you learn at. maybe you should. ive been playing around a year and I just improvise to whatever im listening to. If you want to learn a real solo try green day solos. THEY EASY!

those may be called solos, but compared to songs like stillborn and cowboys from hell, they arent
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so i've been playing for about 1 year and i still really haven't been soloing.
how long until i should start?


Whenever you want really. As long as you can pick through your minor pentatonic scale at a decent click with few to no errors you can begin. It's a long road, but don't be hesitant to start now. I think I started 4 or 5 months in, but thats because my teacher basicly through me in the water and made me teach myself how to swim. You're not behind the game by anymeans I believe.
#20
i started improving during my 4th or 5th month...when i first learned the pentatonics

now im playing some metallica solos...cus i just now started to get into soloing and stuff...ive been playing 10 months
#21
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Yeah but how good are they?

The question is, how long before you get "good" at soloing and can improvise/ write your own solos.


I guess it depends on what your personal idea of "good" is.

I've been playing for well over 25 years and still don't consider myself good. That's not to discourage you. I have friends who learned a lot faster, and who are a lot better than I am.

I think it's a constant struggle to reach where you personally want to be, but the fun part is getting there.
#22
only been playing for like 6 months but i started out with solos that i could play back in my head alot like guns n roses and santana isnt that hard