#1
Lately I have been running short on ideas of which songs to learn. I have played guitar for a year now and I can pretty much play any metal riff you throw at me. Im wanting to learn "Solo's" now and I dont know where to start. I would say im a decent guitar player and Im into any metal from the 80's. Some bands I would like to play are: Megadeth, Metallica, Slayer, Death, or Testament. Others are will work just fine as well, but those are "prefered".


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#4
No I dont know how to improvise solo's. The furthest I got as far as things like that was learning the notes on the fretboard, which I suceeded with. Any suggestions as to where I can learn to Improvise Solo's. I would love to learn just never thought about it that much and figured it might be a little easier to go with something thats already written. However I know that if I learn to improvise a solo then I will become a better musician overall. Any help would be much appreciated with this subject of the "improv. solo."

Thanks
#6
Learn some scales. Go to the lessons on UG and check out scales. Start simple with major scale and pentatonic scales.

What helped me, I would learn a scale, and then I would put on a song and improvise with said scale as it really helped make it sink into my brain.
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#7
Well how do i find a song where i can just improvise a solo? Most songs already have solo's and dont just have a rhythym part playing over and over. Any suggestions?
#8
maybe get another guitarist to play rhythm while you solo over it?
or you could find some backing tracks

but definately learn your scales before any of this (major, minor)
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#9
well im pretty sure my friend doesnt just want to play something over and over. Are there any GP files I can get or any songs I can download. I have been in band at school for 4 years and I know all my scales so all i have to do is find the root note. I think i have the scale thing down enough to start the soloing. What do you think. I mean if you just give me the root note I can play the scale regardless of the placing on the fretboard.
#10
thought you said you played for one year?
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