#1
I am in a band and I am the only guitarist. I was wondering how to create a solos based around a chord progression without actually playing over chords since I don't have a rhythm guitarist. I know how to make good solos by making sure to focus on the notes of the chords i'm playing over but i'm lost on what to do when I am not playing over chords. any tips?
#2
Pretend the chords are still there. The bass player plays a huge roll in this as well.
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#3
Record the chords, or put them in Guitar Pro or Power tab or something, and play along with it.
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#4
So basically make the solo over a chord progression and it will still sound good without the chords there.
#6
Learn the chord tones, emphasise them so you can hear the changes as you solo.

Learn about arpeggios.

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#8
I didn't ask about what notes to play I was asking what to do when I wasn't playing over a chord progression.
#9
You said based around a chord progression, just with no one physically playing the chords. Therefore, arpeggios, chord tones on downbeats...etc.