Great and useful stuff David !
Another great lesson David!
Chord tones and arpeggios - sounds very familiar !
Cool lesson David
Excellent lead construction lesson!
Great approach. Nice one, David!
Nice one David
Awesome, David! Very nice lesson
Beautiful and very useful, David!
Very interesting insights David, great job!
Thanks guys! :-)
Cool lesson David !
Nice and melodic lesson David
Very melodic lesson!
Gr8 lesson David. Its something I've been working into my playing as I'm not fluent at the more advanced techniques in my playing as of yet.
Glad you are enjoying this. :-)
great and very usefull lesson David, great job
Nice topic, well done
very useful lesson!
cool lesson David! Beautiful and very useful!!
Thanks for adding a lesson for us beginners David! We REALLY appreciate them!!!!
Very useful David
Thx a lot
Thanks alot this is realy useful
Thanks a lot my friend!
Simple, yet very beautiful melody ! Well done, David !
Getting into lead guitar and melody writing can be intimidating at first, there are so many scales and techniques available that the beginner player can feel quite intimidated. But things can be made easier if you cake a chordal approach to your lead. In other words, instead of playing in a scale to come up with a lead part, we'll simply play notes from the chords you are playing over. That will always work and always sound very good.
Let's take a look at the chord progression we'll be playing over:
A - G - F#m - E
D - C#m - Bm - E
Let's now try to come up with a melodic theme making sure stick to the chord you're phrasing over. Once you are comfortable with that exercise, you can experiment with additional notes within reach of the chord you are working with. Your ear should guide you in the choice of possible embellishments. This can work with any chord progression, no matter how complex the chords are and is always a great way to come up with themes you can remember.