Scales and Basic Lead Guitar

by Ben Higgins

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  • INTRO

    Welcome to the final instalment of this course. In this lesson we will open the door into the world of scales and basic lead guitar playing which make use of the scales.

    I've given you the basics for developing your chord knowledge, your riff playing abilities and ear training. You want to be able to really rock though, am I right? So you're going to want to know how to make the guitar wail. How to play cool solos. Part of knowing how to do that is to be introduced to guitar scales. Taking those scales, we will look at how you can make solos with creative use of the scale intervals and varying the timing.

    On top of that, I will give you two more valuable tools that will help you in your quest to learn lead guitar: Hammer-ons / pull-offs and sliding.

    VIDEO 1: MAJOR SCALE
    VIDEO 2: MAJOR SCALE SOLO EXAMPLE
    VIDEO 3: MINOR SCALE
    VIDEO 4: MINOR SCALE SOLO EXAMPLE
    VIDEO 5: PRACTISING SCALES
    VIDEO 6: BEING CREATIVE WITH SCALES - INTERVALS
    VIDEO 7: BEING CREATIVE WITH SCALES - TIMING
    VIDEO 8: BASIC TECHNIQUES - SLIDING
    VIDEO 9: BASIC TECHNIQUES - HAMMER ONS & PULL OFFS
    VIDEO 10: FINAL THOUGHTS

    Right. You've come this far on your heroic quest to guitar awesomeness.
    There's no turning back now. Step onwards, apprentice, and take what's yours!

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