This Week on the Guitar Blog...
3 Tips to Always Have Stuff to Play
This week on the GuitarBlog I'm working through how to expand both the quality, and the time-frame, for performing smoother, more connected, lead ideas during your guitar solos.
Almost every guitar player goes through the exact same situation when they're trying to develop their soloing skills. These generally involve a lack of ideas and a poor ability to connect their lines. The fact is, we all need to have good ideas ready to apply when it comes to playing solos, and if we don't, we'll probably run out of things to say fairly quickly. When ideas evaporate, a common 'guitar players term' for this is called, "Noodling." Basically, the term means that we're not playing anything of musical, "substance." The opposite of 'Noodling' would be playing lines that form a solid musical "direction." If you're finding yourself stuck in a rut, playing random licks and phrases that never really go anywhere, then this weeks GuitarBlog will have a few tips for you to work on. In this lesson, I'll discuss how to rid your playing of the 'random noodling approach,' and turn the time you spend soloing into a better, more well-developed soloing approach that has far more direction to it. Enjoy the lesson!
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April 29, 2016:
This lesson covers how 'suspended' and 'add' chord types can provide really cool sounding effects to the major & minor sound. Also explains how stretching chords out to their 7th-chord qualities will yield even more interesting sound opportunities with chords like the; Maj.7, Min.7 and, Dom.7. Watch the video lesson to find out more, and Download the FREE MP3 JamTrack and PDF lesson handout for the practice examples.