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post Jan 6 2013, 04:02 PM
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Hello GMC,
I am new here and I am looking forward to improve my guitar playing. I am especially interested in blues, classic rock and jazz. I've been playing guitar for almost 3 years but I only improved in my first year of playing. I just got my first electric guitar. What would you suggest me to improve my soloing? I want to be able to play solos from songs on guitar easily, improvise a bit and understand how scales work. Thank you.

Elmir.

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Cosmin Lupu
post Jan 6 2013, 07:54 PM
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Hello Elmir!

My name is Cosmin and I am glad to welcome you to GMC! We can talk about all these in my mentoring program, if you'd like to work together smile.gif Send me a PM and we'll settle things!

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post Jan 6 2013, 08:13 PM
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QUOTE (elmir050 @ Jan 6 2013, 04:02 PM) *
Hello GMC,
I am new here and I am looking forward to improve my guitar playing. I am especially interested in blues, classic rock and jazz. I've been playing guitar for almost 3 years but I only improved in my first year of playing. I just got my first electric guitar. What would you suggest me to improve my soloing? I want to be able to play solos from songs on guitar easily, improvise a bit and understand how scales work. Thank you.

Elmir.


Hi Elmir - welcome to GMC! smile.gif

My suggestion would be to browse the GMC archive for the soloing lessons in the genres you have mentioned. Try to find a lesson that sounds cool to You and feels doable. Best way to get into playing lead - is to learn some new licks and solos. Lead guitar playing requires proficiency in several techniques, try to identify your weak spots : hammer-ons, pull-offs, bending etc. Once you do - find lessons focusing on those techniques and practice them one by one.

Recommended lesson learning routine :

1. Learn a lesson note for note
2. Be able to play along with the backing track
3. Look at the scale lesson uses for the solo
4. Try to improvise your own solo over the same backing track by re-using the licks you have learned in the lesson - just change their order and places.

Learn lead comes down to building your licks library and re-using stuff you know to spice up your ideas. To get the best out of each solo lesson on GMC - strive to practice your own version of the solo by changing some notes, licks order etc - over the exact same backing track. Look at the scale used for a "pallet" of possible notes to choose from.

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post Jan 6 2013, 09:28 PM
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Hi Elmir!! Welcome to GMC! As Cosmin said, you can choose him, Ben Higgins or me as your personal mentor. We are here to help you with your music & guitar goals so you just have to send as a personal message and we will be there to help you. Also check the REC program, Collaborations and Vchats that we are doing.
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post Jan 6 2013, 09:29 PM
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QUOTE (elmir050 @ Jan 6 2013, 03:02 PM) *
Hello GMC,
I am new here and I am looking forward to improve my guitar playing. I am especially interested in blues, classic rock and jazz. I've been playing guitar for almost 3 years but I only improved in my first year of playing. I just got my first electric guitar. What would you suggest me to improve my soloing? I want to be able to play solos from songs on guitar easily, improvise a bit and understand how scales work. Thank you.

Elmir.


Hello. My advice is to do everything at once. Improve chords, technique and improvisation with scales. Do not want to take much, just a little of each and work it well: a few chords, the two basic scales (major and pentatonic) and one or two techniques at a time. When you improve is indicated that you learn a new chord and another technique, and so again and again ... The main thing is to play a lot, get the music of your favorite bands and learns to play his songs (in a simple way), that you will advance ... And of course, you can also follow my videos ...
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post Jan 7 2013, 02:44 AM
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Awesome suggestions! Thank you all. What is mentoring program and how to join? How does it work?
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post Jan 7 2013, 09:31 AM
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QUOTE (elmir050 @ Jan 7 2013, 01:44 AM) *
Awesome suggestions! Thank you all. What is mentoring program and how to join? How does it work?


Check out your inbox mate smile.gif I just sent you a message wink.gif


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post Jan 7 2013, 03:18 PM
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QUOTE (elmir050 @ Jan 6 2013, 10:44 PM) *
Awesome suggestions! Thank you all. What is mentoring program and how to join? How does it work?


You can explore my mentoring program in this thread:
https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...showtopic=43110

Let me know if you have any question about it! wink.gif


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post Jan 8 2013, 08:27 PM
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Welcome to GMC!!!! Todd Simpson here smile.gif I"m an Instructor here @ GMC and I would like to invite you to my Saturday/Sunday Video Chat Sessions @ 5pm each weekend. We do WADS of stuff to help you improve your soloing!

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QUOTE (elmir050 @ Jan 6 2013, 10:02 AM) *
Hello GMC,
I am new here and I am looking forward to improve my guitar playing. I am especially interested in blues, classic rock and jazz. I've been playing guitar for almost 3 years but I only improved in my first year of playing. I just got my first electric guitar. What would you suggest me to improve my soloing? I want to be able to play solos from songs on guitar easily, improvise a bit and understand how scales work. Thank you.

Elmir.



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Welcome to GMC! You might want to start exploring Pentatonic and Blues Scales. They are relatively easy to play compared to teh other modes, and they sound great in a blues/rock setting. So learning one or two fingerings for those scales, jamming with them over a few chords or a blues tune, and then learning a few classic riffs from those scales would be a great place to start.

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