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ace_frehely
post Mar 10 2010, 01:51 AM
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I can play the rythm of any song but the only thing i need to be better on is being good on solos and finger picking fast..How can i do better at that?? I have good strength on all of my fingers but doing solos is what is left to get me good..How can i improve??????


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post Mar 10 2010, 02:44 AM
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QUOTE (ace_frehely @ Mar 9 2010, 07:51 PM) *
I can play the rythm of any song but the only thing i need to be better on is being good on solos and finger picking fast..How can i do better at that?? I have good strength on all of my fingers but doing solos is what is left to get me good..How can i improve??????


play play play and play some more my friend, jam with ur fav records, i see that u like kiss and ace, that's a perfect starting point!
try detroit rock city, love gun, and my personal fav kiss solo (and one of my fav solos of all times) deuce!!!

listen to the songs, try to mimic that, try try try and try a lot of times, you will get there eventually, i can guarantee it 100%

if you dont have a good ear yet, download the guitar pro file for the song or maybe some regular tabs, but i don't recommend using tabs anyway, they don't let you train your ears.

as a guitar player you can do anything, but not just yet smile.gif


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Ivan Milenkovic
post Mar 11 2010, 04:05 PM
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Here's a lesson that will help you develop your Scale knowledge:


https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/ls/master...n_caged_method/

learn the pattern, and the chords within, it's the basis for every lead played to know it!


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Lian Gerbino
post Mar 12 2010, 01:38 AM
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Adrian got the point! practice and more practice, nothing else man. start out with some solos you like, and give them several tries. at first you'll find it quite complicated, but try after try, you will be developing the necessary skills to play all you want.


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post Mar 27 2010, 02:48 PM
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Crucial thing here is rhythm. You need to have some kind of a drum machine or simple metronom. Start at slow speed, and move on as you progress. You should be comfortable in any speed you choose to practice with. Also, practicing vibrato and bending is good for improving solo technique.


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post Apr 2 2010, 01:40 PM
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You have to work on your improv skills by learning scales, patterns and lots of licks. Only way to get good at it is to practice jamming. It first your phrases won't sound great but you will improve over time. Its always a good idea to learn as many licks as you can, then you can incorporate them into your own leads playing...

Regarding technique, just use GMC search for terms like fingerpicking, alternate picking etc if you need help with any certain technique aspect...


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post Apr 2 2010, 03:48 PM
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try to create phrases which you hear in your mind over bactrack or over any progression, and then try to put them on the guitar.
At first you will find it hard to do, even impossible, but little by little, you'll get used to it.
I descovered in time that this is the secret of playing an instrument: to have the desired music in your mind and then play it on the instrument.


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post Apr 2 2010, 04:20 PM
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QUOTE (Marius Bob @ Apr 2 2010, 04:48 PM) *
try to create phrases which you hear in your mind over bactrack or over any progression, and then try to put them on the guitar.
At first you will find it hard to do, even impossible, but little by little, you'll get used to it.
I descovered in time that this is the secret of playing an instrument: to have the desired music in your mind and then play it on the instrument.


Thats exactly the advice i would give, too.



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post Apr 3 2010, 01:20 AM
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Thumb up for all the answers! I think I have to leave the PC now and start practising laugh.gif


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