Why Memorizing New Scale Patterns Isn't Enough To Play Killer Guitar Solos

by Tom Hess

Think that the key to becoming a better lead guitarist is learning more scales to play with?

Think again!

While learning scales is part of the equation, it isn't enough to transform every note you play into expressive music that makes people’s jaws drop when they hear it.

Think of memorizing new scale patterns like giving yourself a bunch of colors to choose from while preparing to paint a picture. Having many color options is great, but means nothing if you don't know how to use them to create art that people can understand and relate to.

So, you must be wondering:

“What else do you need to play killer guitar solos?”

I’ll tell you!

You must understand how to integrate your knowledge of scale patterns (and other patterns) together with various techniques and creative phrasing to produce specific emotions in your solos.

Believe it or not, this is actually very easy (and fun) to do.

Watch this video to see an example:

Any guitar solo can be broken down and practiced in order to improve your lead guitar creativity, improvisational skills and guitar soloing. Learn how to do it right now by reading this article about how to improve guitar soloing creativity.

Tom HessAbout Tom Hess: Tom Hess is a guitar teacher, music career mentor and guitar teacher trainer. He teaches rock guitar lessons online to students from all over the world and conducts instructional live guitar training events attended by musicians from over 50 countries.

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