#1
Hey, My names Matt and im an alcoholic/Guitarist

Recently ive hit a stump with my solo's im finding myself with a metal block on getting in the mood to learn the solo's in a song, perhaps i am challenging my self to much. perhaps not.

but what i came to ask, is that if anybody here knows of some excellent solo workout regimes that would help me perfect the 'Pull Off' or the 'Hammer On' techniques, i am too low on the totem poll to start learning how to sweep pick, but anyway

thanks for any advise given!



EDIT: the alcoholic thing was a joke
#2
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#4
Try listening to some new music; if you listen to metal go and listen to some blues, if you listen to blues go and check some jazz, if you listen to jazz go find some good country. If you can find a new type of music that you like then you'll probably want to learn how to play it which should rekindle your enthusiasm.
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#5
Learn to play a technique called legato. It uses the fewest neccissary picked notes and the rest are hammer-ons/pull-offs. It's used a lot in almost any Joe Satriani solo; he uses it quite often. Just google legato guitar and you can find tons of info.
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Try listening to some new music; if you listen to metal go and listen to some blues, if you listen to blues go and check some jazz, if you listen to jazz go find some good country. If you can find a new type of music that you like then you'll probably want to learn how to play it which should rekindle your enthusiasm.

+1 on that. There's masters of the trade in all genres. Also, dunno if you've heard of Dave Weiner's "got riffs" lessons on utube but they're damn good. As far as the sweeping, it doesn't matter where you are on the totem pole. the only way to get good at it is to practice and practice clean
#7
My advice on pull-offs is to pull don't pull down, pull away at about a 45 degree angle from the fretboard. And make sure the finger pulling off also kind of "plucks" the string as it leaves the fretboard.
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