I've been playing 6 years. I'm a pretty good rhythm guitarist but my lead and solos suck. No matter how hard I practice I just can't get the solos or lead parts to sound like it does on the record, like the solo for Passage To Bangkok, or anything for that matter. it is really pissing me off, the timing is off or something. Is there any way to get over this?
I kinda had/have this problem too. What helped me immensely was listen to to songs i could get into and jammed to em over and over again gradually broadening my horizons and discovering new techniques and just what sounds good. I have a bad tendency to think one dimensionaly when it comes to lead guitar i guess.