Learn How To Become A Highly Creative Lead Guitar Player

Think your lead guitar creativity sucks because you simply don't know enough licks, scales or riffs? WRONG! Fact is, you will only make things worse by trying to learn tons of new materials. To truly learn how to play lead guitar with highly expressive creativity, you must master using the skills you already know in a musical context.

Learn how this is done so you can quickly become a much more creative lead guitar player by watching the video below.

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Having A Hard Time Playing Guitar Clean & Rhythmically Tight? Give This A Shot:

Ever play a guitar lick or run during a solo and you are ahead of/behind the click in a number of places (even more so when a guitar phrase repeats)?

Practice this:

Record a short lick (preferably) into some kind of music software that visualizes the grid of beats so you can see where the notes of the lick ) match to the beat.

This gives you prompt visual and audio information on how close you are to being totally in time. Regardless, you should also work on recording your guitar playing and then listening to what you played very thoroughly (using headphones if you can) to spot when you play notes a little bit before the click happens. You want to pull away mentally a bit more to make them occur directly on the beat.

How To Clean Up Your Sweep Picking To Use In Solos

When you practice arpeggios, use distortion instead of a clean tone.

This is crucial given that you will be playing with distortion while playing arpeggios in this manner a lot of the time (I'm assuming that you are a rock guitar player).

So, it makes sense to practice the way you will play, approximately 90% of the time-- and in addition, this makes you more conscious of any matters of string noise that appear. Sloppy playing (and string noise) always sounds more evident when using distortion, so practice with it to eliminate your mistakes.

Tip: How To Play Guitar With Shred Speed Without Taking Forever

To push your guitar speed to the edge take a very small segment of any scale pattern, arpeggio, or solo and play it at a much higher tempo than you can play the full phrase at.

For instance, if you are playing this phrase at 140 bpm, try these small fragments at 10 bpm more.

This will sync both your hands and your mind accustomed to faster speeds but still keep it manageable for you to play (since you are only using a few notes at a time).

Then slowly extend the segment until you are working on the total guitar part at that faster tempo.

Needless to say, when doing this don't permit your two hand sync to get clumsy at the faster tempos. Correct this by double picking the notes at a much slower bpm.

How To Make Speedy Guitar Playing 100% Tight

Often we play a little bit in front of or after the beat.

This results guitar playing that doesn't sound very good.


This just suggests you need to practice becoming more tight with your rhythm playing. Timing is a very critical skill you will need to develop, specifically for playing in bands and/or doing any kind of studio recording.

So, what do you do when you need to improve at playing with excellent rhythm (tighter)?

Very first step is to turn on a metronome or backing track ).

The most effective way to improve at it is to try recording your playing with a metronome , and listen back to whatever you played.

Listen closely for flaws in your timing.

As you learn to hear where the timing issues happen, it is pretty simple to repair your mistakes and play very tight.

Note: Don't use a bunch of guitar effects such as flange, chorus or reverb when you practice.

These things often conceal issues in your playing (such as poor articulation for instance) and you don't end up fixing them. Also, when playing fast, if there is some effect being used with your distortion, it makes things challenging to catch all the notes making your playing sound more sloppy than it really is.

One Huge Recommendation For All Guitar Players:

Get started working with a guitar teacher rather than learning all on your own.

It's extremely easy to find yourself stuck in your guitar playing and not aware of what must be done to get better without someone experienced to instruct you.

This makes improving on guitar feel tedious and unmotivating rather than enjoyable - as it should be.

This is most commonly why I strongly recommend all guitarists take lessons with a great guitar teacher.

This is very vital for helping you make accelerated progress, because a really good guitar teacher is good at getting you to notice where you are on the wrong road, adjust any ongoing poor playing habits and acquire new information about playing guitar that you would not have discovered if you learned solely by yourself.

Not only does this make achieving your guitar playing goals more enjoyable, it makes it massively less frustrating. Additionally, you become a better overall player, in less time.

When you are set to achieve a higher level of skill in your guitar playing, I am actively teaching new guitar students.

I have given instruction for over twenty five years to thousands of musicians around the world and am very proud of the end results I have been glad to get for them.

This is what my guitar students say about taking breakthrough guitar lessons:



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