I've been playing for about 2 1/2 years, self taught, and if I had to judge myself, I'd say that i'm decent at guitar (for what I play). I don't know any scales, most of the songs I play are with power chords, and the solos I do know are very basic and minimal, or they are just easy enough for me. How do I build more speed so I can tackle faster solos?
I want to get better at guitar, but I don't really want to take lessons.....don't judge me
. Anyway, the stuff I'm playing right now is mostly Alternative Rock and a touch of metal. Mainly Breaking Benjamin, a few Bullet For My Valentine Songs along with many others, and some more Pop/Alternative
stuff like the All American Rejects, Panic! at the Disco. etc. I would like to be able to play faster, and more complex stuff, and I know learning scales is involved somehow, but I don't know where to start
, A lot of this comes from the music I listen to, since I listen to the grungier, darker, stuff, obviously Breaking Benjamin, but also Bullet For My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, and Five Finger Death Punch. I know it will take a LONG time for me to get to that point, but for me, this is a good place to start. Any advice is appreciated, as well as videos or just regular text links. Thanks!