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01-20-2002, 02:17 PM
I'vebeen playing the guitar 4 about a year and i need some tips on lead guitar techniques. anything would be welcome please ! thank you!
01-20-2002, 02:21 PM
You need to learn the scales. Start with the minor pentatonic. You can see them in the tricks section.
Once you have them down, you need to listen to a lot of great improvisers. BB king is one of them... you need to find someone to help you along the way though. Enjoy!
01-20-2002, 04:21 PM
".. lots of famous solos of every style are based on a blues scale (including metal).
A standard blues scale looks something like this.
This is in G but you can put the scale anywhere using the note on the 6th string for the key- ie, you play it at the fifth fret and it's in the key of A.
It's a bugger to learn but, practice it up and down (low to high) mess about with it and you see the solo of Stairway becomes much less dificult (so does most classic rock and or roll).
just remember 3 fret spacing for strings 1 and 2 and all the others 2 frets except 6 which is 3 again."
I aint famous I just like quoting myself. :D
Like lalimacefolle said i think this is a minor pentatonic
01-20-2002, 05:01 PM
The best thing I can suggest is gather a good number of licks. Once you feel confortable with them, pick up a midi file (instrumental if possible) and try to fit the licks in the song. Try to put them in sequences.
This exercise will help you recongnize and adapt to different beats/scales/key and with time you'll be able to fit your licks in almost any rhythm track.
Just surf around this site for new tricks and make a simple query on the net for midi files. As the others suggested, start out with blues.
This is money friendly solution :)
We all like those ones don't we.
01-23-2002, 08:32 PM
Play cleanly and be aware of every sound you're making. One thing that shook me the first time I recorded in a proper studio was how every little mistake stuck out like a sore thumb.
Actually that's probably good advice too... book yourself some time in an inexpensive studio and record a couple of tracks... use midi for the backup and just add guitar. The experience is worth every penny even if it is $40 an hour.
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