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I have been playing for 5 years Iv gotten quite good. I can play fast and acurate but i just dont know about solos... What are some tips? any scales I need to know and some of your advice
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Learn the major scale. Learn how to apply it. Learn how to phrase. Play as often as possible (with other musicians if you can).
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i just dont know about solos... What are some tips? any scales I need to know and some of your advice


If you know scales then that's good. When soloing you should incorporate some or all of the techniques and chops you've learnt. Like bends and slides. These are good for phrasing, picking. Throw in the odd trill every now and then.

One thing to avoid when soloing is just running up and down the scale, cuz it'll just end up sounding like an exercise.
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i just dont know about solos... What are some tips? any scales I need to know and some of your advice


If you know scales then that's good. When soloing you should incorporate some or all of the techniques and chops you've learnt. Like bends and slides. These are good for phrasing. Throw in the odd trill every now and then.

One thing to avoid when soloing is just running up and down the scale, cuz it'll just end up sounding like an exercise.
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Learn the major scale. Learn how to apply it. Learn how to phrase. Play as often as possible (with other musicians if you can).



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#11
Learn heaps of solos that you really like. Sometimes a new guitarist will hear a solo and think **** I can't do that. They'll learn the rest of the song but not the solo. Next thing you know five years have gone by and they can play heaps of songs but can't play any solos. Something like that happened to me. Maybe this isn't you but if it is - You'll get better at soloing if you learn heaps of them. It will give you ideas, licks, phrases, and ways to put your skills to use.
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