#1
I was thinking that instead of learning from a book like Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar, I could just learn some hard solo's(MoP, Crazy Train, Eruption, SCOM to start with, ect.). I would learn some soloing licks, they would would influence my style, and I could play like that, instead of just being able to play hard things, the result of the book. Any reason not to do that? Any kind of drawback?
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#2
Yes.

When you have an exercise, you can say, "If I can play this at 150 bpm by Friday I'll be happy." Then a week later, maybe you'll want to play at 170, and a week later, 200.

However, you won't be happy until you can play your favorite song up to speed.


If you can deal with that, then by all means play real songs. Else, do some exercises.


Moreover, not all techniques are covered extensively in songs. You may just want to isolate your multi-finger tapping and focus on that, for example.
Last edited by bangoodcharlote at Apr 12, 2008,
#3
you don't learn the music theory and mechanics involved to write your own licks. I would suggest doing both TBH
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I was thinking that instead of learning from a book like Speed Mechanics for Lead Guitar, I could just learn some hard solo's(MoP, Crazy Train, Eruption, SCOM to start with, ect.). I would learn some soloing licks, they would would influence my style, and I could play like that, instead of just being able to play hard things, the result of the book. Any reason not to do that? Any kind of drawback?


there is nothing wrong with that at all. And actually there is alot you will get out of it.

Your learning technique, developing your ear, learning to play with feel, and learning phrasing.

No drawbacks whatsoever. All positive things to get out of that. Definitely no reason not to do it.

btw dont just learn hard solos.... learn good solos.

if you do decide to work with some exercise books. I would strongly recommend balancing that with playing some actual music.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Apr 12, 2008,
#5
That's good for a little while to get used to different fingerings and stuff, but after a while you should start on some actual theory, unless you can learn really good by ear, lol.

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#6
Do both. Best of both worlds.
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#7
those arent exactly hard solos
especially the crazy train solo
lol
if you want hard
try an instrumental
some yngwie or some satch
playing their songs are great ways to practice

good luck
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