Excellent lesson concept Lian!
If you are wondering which notes to choose when constructing a solo - I would definitely advise to check out this lesson and connect the backing chords (specificed below the tab of each part) with the lead which Lian is playing.
After a bit of analyzing you should realize that the the cool sounds comes from Lian playing "chord notes" while soloing.
Intermediate guitarists can take this concept one step further and apply it to solo improvisations - this will give you a great advantage over most other rock guitarists! (who are surprisingly often unaware of this super-effective soloing tool)
Yeah, chord tones is the ultimate tool to create some easy but very effective stuff! Awesome concept Lian!
I agree with what Kris said. Well done, great lesson
Nice lines Lian, very helpful for all beginners!
Well done lesson! This will be a useful guide on how to tackle improvising leads!
Thank you Liam - To this point I have just been improvising to just what sounds interesting - this is a nice way to get things rolling!
Will try this later and try to get better at improvising
Wow, really cool stuff Lian! You really give the beginning composer somehting to start with!
Great lesson Lian and a great approach!!!
Great lesson Lian!
where can i find more information about 3rds and 5ths? thank you
awesome lesson , really helpfull , i needed this =]
Very useful stuff Lian man, great!
Great concept Lian,
No the puzzle gets together... bit by bit...
Do some more of this stuff it is clarifying the mystery of soloing.
Very usefull, thanks a lot Lian!
Lian let it be known that You will be responsible for me getting to know some theory again;) \m/\m/
hahaha!! many thanks for all comments guys
Excellent lesson Lian, well presented!
Whoa.....I don't post feedback often but you have no idea what a breakthrough this was. I've been trying to work on this for some time and was getting pretty frustrated. Some of the theory is finally starting to sink in for me and I wrote my first non pentatonic minor solo LOL!! I loved the use of root, major/minor 3rds, and perfect 5ths following the chord progression. None of this really made sense until I started writing it down, so Kris was completely correct about the analyzing part.
I can honestly say this one lesson alone has been worth my membership fees since I joined quite awhile ago. Thanks dude....and thanks to the others who helped with the solo theory questions in the forums.
Very helpful, Lian! Excellent lesson!
Awesome lesson, Lian ! I will most definitely try to apply this to my own guitar playing !
This will definitely help beginners, awesome lesson Lian
Interesting....I'll have to look into this...
Excelente lesson. muchas gracias.
Hi there, and welcome to a new lesson.
For all beginners who wants to create solos, this is a really cool lesson to learn.
We´ll use the same backing track with the following chords: Em-C-D-Bm
we´ll use the E minor scale exclusively.
so, with this lesson you´ll learn the basic concepts to create a solo.
We only use root notes over each chord of the backing track.
We´ll start with Em, so our first note will be a E note. then we play some notes til we reach the C major chord on our BT. so there we´ll play a C note. the same over D major and B minor.
Same Bt, but this time, in place of the roots notes, we´ll be playing 3rds notes.
so, over Em we´ll be playing the minor 3rd (G note) over C, major 3rd (E note) over D, major 3rd (F# note) over Bm, minor 3rd (D note).
Same Bt. this time in place of roots or 3rds, we´ll use 5th notes. so, over E minor, we´ll be playing B note, over C (G note) over D (A note) Bm (F# note)
Basically, what you are learning are 3 ways to compose a solo. They are not the only ones. There´re many ways to compose a solo. But these are the basics.
well. this easy lesson, should help you to understand some basic theory concept in times of create a solo from the notes, and not only by ear.
Take this lesson step by step and have fun.
Used scales: E minor
Meter: 4/4 –
Guitar Tune: Down 1/2 step
TEMPO: 120 bpm
As some of you know, I use a POD xt to rec all my lessons. you´ll find my presets on my board ;)
If you have any problems let me know.
Take care and see you all around.