#1
Ive been playing for 3 months now I have only been playing on an acoustic but i have just purchased a electric guitar.

I can play all major, minor and 7th chords with ease i can play the basic barre chords and the major scale, pentatonic scale and the blues scale but what im looking for is just any general advice to playing solos and lead guitar. Thanks.
#2
Certainly you need to learn scales but don't just go up and down the shape, try different repeating patterns like triplets etc. and once you've got the scale under your fingers, shove a backing track on and just mess around within that scale, possibly incorporating different positions on the neck for the same scale. A lot of the time it will sound awful but you'll also stumble across licks that you really like. I'd also try learning some of the solos of your favourite guitarists providing they aren't all too advanced so that you can learn new things that way as well.
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#3
thanks for the advice but could you try and name some new scales i should use and geginner solos i should learn
#4
learn the different modes of the major scale. a lot of people overlook these, but they let u move the same scale anywhere on the fretboard n let u solo to it.
also learn:
harmonic minor scale
bebop scale
whole tone scale

dont just play the pattern (tho definitely learn all of em). just turn to random songs on the radio n solo so it sounds good. you'll come up with some cool licks doin that, plus get experience with different music styles.
#7
bebop and rocksteady
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#8
could you please link me or post the bebop scale, whole tone scale and harmonic minor scale in A please.
#10
This Video is informative. It's an hour long, but worth the watch.

I just said rocksteady cause bebop and rocksteady are ninja turtles characters and it was funny to me.
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#12
Quote by metallax57
if u have guitarpro i can make em on there if u want n send em to u


could you do that for me as well, I have also been playing for three months and am in almost an identical situation. I have just booked my first lesson with a tutor as well so i hope to see some improvement soon cos at the moment i just dont feel like im getting anywhere but maybe im just being impatient?
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#15
could anyone please give me some tips on writing a song
e.g. chord progression, strumming patterns, licks, key, scales, solo, anything
thanks
#16
Quote by dhoyft
bebop and rocksteady

heheh, that's the first thing I thought of when I read that

<==see avatar. Yeah...
#18
could anyone please give me some tips on writing a song
e.g. chord progression, strumming patterns, licks, key, scales, solo, anything
thanks
#19
****ing hell, you've learnt quickly, it took me forever to reach the stage your at now =S
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#20
lol thanks i get that alot but i still dont think im a good guitarist yet though.
#21
Quote by metallax57
learn the different modes of the major scale. a lot of people overlook these, but they let u move the same scale anywhere on the fretboard n let u solo to it.
also learn:
harmonic minor scale
bebop scale
whole tone scale

dont just play the pattern (tho definitely learn all of em). just turn to random songs on the radio n solo so it sounds good. you'll come up with some cool licks doin that, plus get experience with different music styles.


whats the whole tone scale??????????