Solo Improvisation

A short guide on how to do wicked soloing.

Solo Improvisation
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My first lesson so might be some mistakes! Am Pentatonic scale Go up and down this scale a few times to practice the shape then you can add bends, slides, hammer ons, pull offs to make it sound a lot better. Another technique is to skip parts of this scale to make it sound more random and improvised.
e-------------------------------------------5---8----
b----------------------------------5---8-------------
g--------------------------5---7---------------------
d----------------5---7-------------------------------
a---------5---7--------------------------------------
e-5---8----------------------------------------------
I recommend using short tunes instead of long everlasting solos. For example: b= Bend
e---------------------------------------------
b---------------------------------------------
g---------------------5---7b9---5-------------
d-----------5---7-------------------7---------
a---------------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------------
This is a short tune using the same Am pentatonic scale. Lots of these together, with breaks, will make a catchy solo. If you want a solo for a song in A use this one. However if you want one in G, B, F ETC all you need to do is move it up to the corresponding frets. For example: low e---1(f)--2(f#)--3(G)--4(G#)--5(A)-- ETC So if I want to make a solo for a song in G it would be:
e-------------------------------------------3---6----
b----------------------------------3---6-------------
g--------------------------3---5---------------------
d----------------3---5-------------------------------
a---------3---5--------------------------------------
e-3---6----------------------------------------------
Good luck soloing.

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    VJVswan
    @MetalNova Mess around more with the pentatonic and you'll come up with licks of your own.
    MetalNova
    I think you need to take another look at your lesson man all you taught anyone is a lick that you can move around nothing about soloing and barely a lesson.
    evileenz
    nothing about adding notes like the blue flattened 5th for anything else that can turn a pentatonic into a power house of soloing notes.
    crazymez89
    Im afraid I have to agree with everyone else. This doesnt teach anything. its just a scale, And not a particularly interesting or useful scale. you havn't highlighted where the root notes are within the scale, Or the relative major. And before you say it, if you think people already know where the roots are then they already know the pentatonic scale. Dont mean to slate you, but I was hoping for something that was new and interesting.