#1
Please, somebody give me good examples, warm-ups, and techniques, to make solos of my own.

Thanks
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#2
First of all, you just don't pop-up, outta nowhere, and ask "leik..dudez!!!how do i make kick-azz solozz like....".

How long have you been playing for?
How much theory do you know?
What genre(s) do you wanna play?

Unless you're a genius who can do without any theory knowledge, which I seriously doubt you are.

Edit: I'll help you anyways.

Warm-ups:


|-----------------------------------------1-2-3-4-|
|---------------------------------1-2-3-4---------|
|-------------------------1-2-3-4-----------------|
|-----------------1-2-3-4-------------------------|
|---------1-2-3-4---------------------------------|
|-1-2-3-4-----------------------------------------|


Do that for a while, using a metronome, set at something around 50 bpm. Then, increase the tempo by 10-15 beats after a week of practising.

Next, try this riff: (Master of Puppets by Metallica)

|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------|
|-----2-----3-----4-----3-----2-2-----3-----4-----|
|-0-1---0-1---0-1---0-1---0-1-----0-1---0-1-------|


Then, go Crazy Train:

|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------|
|------4---5---4-----2-------2--------------------------|
|--2-2---2---2---2-----5-4-5----5-4-0-------------------|
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Last edited by sTx at Mar 4, 2007,
#3
I've been play for about, 2 years and 3 months.
Want to play stuff for Thrash speed and heavy metal.
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#4
Posted some exercises for you. Enjoy.

I'll post a chop-builder guide soon.
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#5
For theory, I recommend that you learn these, these and these.

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Last edited by sTx at Mar 4, 2007,
#6
Thanks man i really appreciate it. Yea the Master Of Puppets riff is pretty cool, ive been practicing it lately.

Thanks again.
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#7
But here's what I don't understand:

You've been playing for 2 years, and you don't have any chops?

Dude, I've been playing for nearly 6 months now, and I can clock 16th notes at 80-90 bpm on a metronome.

If you're really serious about music, I suggest you practice hard. Very hard.
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Quote by sTx

Dude, I've been playing for nearly 6 months now, and I can clock 16th notes at 80-90 bpm on a metronome.


Just aimlessly knocking out tremolo picking is pretty useless, you should work on bending and vibrato more probably. I seldom get to use my tremolo picking but bending is a constantly used skill.

Good to hear that you're dedicated though.
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#9
i solo off scales towards the 14 or 15th fret. use the bridge pick up
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Quote by sTx
But here's what I don't understand:

You've been playing for 2 years, and you don't have any chops?

Dude, I've been playing for nearly 6 months now, and I can clock 16th notes at 80-90 bpm on a metronome.

If you're really serious about music, I suggest you practice hard. Very hard.


Havent taken any lessons for guitar. The only things are really know is like

penatonic (or however you spell it)
arpeggio
chord
palm mute
vibrato
bend
hammer on
pull off
tapping
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Yeah, scales are the way to go.
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#12
Scales are the best way. I'm not good at recognizing scales by my teach tells me them, and then i just work with that.
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#13
The crazy train AND master of puppets riff definatly helped my speed and accuracy when i was first starting, which also improved solos.
#14
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Havent taken any lessons for guitar. The only things are really know is like

penatonic (or however you spell it)
arpeggio
chord
palm mute
vibrato
bend
hammer on
pull off
tapping


Neither have I. I'm entirely self-taught. Thanks to sites like UG & CyberFret.

Quote by Kurapica
Just aimlessly knocking out tremolo picking is pretty useless, you should work on bending and vibrato more probably. I seldom get to use my tremolo picking but bending is a constantly used skill.

Good to hear that you're dedicated though.


I don't tremolo pick while practicing!


I economy pick chromatics, and sometimes wank in A or E harmonic minor
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#15
scales are amazingly important dude trust me when i started playing my solos i practiced that friggin pentatonic scale a MILLION TIMES A DAY. really blockheaded way of learning but it leads to really great benefits including branching off the pentatonic scale and incorporating different things that come from scales. really cool stuff, practice it a lot though.
#16
Inspiration.

I know this young kid who doesn't know any theory, yet he writes some of the most amazing solos I've ever heard.
#17
i don't practice scales much, only once or twice a week, mainly the pentatonic, but they are very important, i wish i had the time to practice more scales. if you're gonna get serious abous music, u gotta putt a lot of work into scales.
#18
dont try whack a solo out of nowhere it can work for abit but then you lose rhythm, you need a backing track. if you have a band and want to solo on a song get the backing track of your song first i.e drums bass and other guitar then solo over top it will turn out alot better than if you randomly solo with no rhythm
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#19
Scales! and don't just stick to 1 'box' fly about the neck, it looks more impressive :P plus it's useful to get to higher notes. I've been playing for 6 months and can solo pretty well now, just through practicing scales in different keys and in different places on the neck, and don't just stick to the pentatonic....use the natural minor/harmonic minor scales as well...
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Inspiration.

I know this young kid who doesn't know any theory, yet he writes some of the most amazing solos I've ever heard.


Not everyone on UG is a prodigy. I am. Fear.
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Man, you're full of yourself. Don't be, it's not cool.
#22
I was being sarcastic. I'm anything but a prodigy.
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#24
Well heres a good little warm-up and finger excercise from on of my songs "Med-Evil Misfortune". That's just the intro though and the whole song is pretty complex, and sounds all middle eastern and medieval. Let me know if you want more examples for excercises.

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------4--5--2--4----2------------------------------
--2---------------5----4--5--2--4--1--2--1--2---
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After you play this play it again, same pattern at the 5th fret 2 more times then start over.