One Powerful Guitar Training Tip That Helps You Play High-Quality Lead Guitar Solos

by Tom Hess

What is the worst mistake guitar players make while soloing? I’ll give you a hint…

It has nothing to do with technical ability. 

Answer:It’s “wasting notes”.

This means not taking the time to make every note as expressive as possible while running through memorized licks and tricks.

This mistake holds back your lead guitar playing creativity.

A good way to overcome this is to practice making just one note sound great.

This skill gives you the power to transform any guitar solo into something awesome.

Watch a demonstration of how this works here:

How To Practice Making Every Note You Play Sound Great:

  • Pick a simple backing track to solo over.
  • Play just a single note from a scale of your choice for several minutes.

    During this time, play the note you chose in as many different ways as possible using different rhythms, vibrato, bending, tremolo picking, etc.

    Make it sound as expressive as possible like in the video!
  • Then add an additional note and repeat the process with both notes.

This effectively trains you to make every note count while soloing until you have a guitar solo full of truly awe-inspiring notes.

Want to learn more ways to play better guitar solos that sound like the pros? Improve your phrasing and play better than ever using this lead guitar advice.

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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