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Learn Guitar - Play Rock Songs
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Learn Guitar Lesson - How To Play Amazing Guitar Solos Using Simple Chord Shapes
There's nothing quite like learning guitar at your own pace. That's why for many, learning how to play guitar at home is the surest way they can commit to learn how to play the guitar. It gives them the opportunity to learn at the comfort of their own place and at their own pace.
However, not everyone is successful at learning guitar at home. Many have attempted to learn how to play bass guitar for beginner or learn how to read guitar sheet music with little to no success. The culprits mainly are the lack of know-how on setting a time to practice when distractions are minimal, failure to choose an easy-to-follow resource and failure to create a system for learning.
Create a system for learning
Creating a system for your guitar learning doesn't have to be complicated. You just need to set yourself up for a disciplined way of learning the guitar. Start by setting a time frame to learn one lesson and commit to learning the next through a similar time frame.
Remember, to learn how to play the guitar at home could not be as easy as it may sound, but with careful planning and sheer discipline, the luxury of learning at your own pace at the comfort of your own home could allow you to play the guitar professionally in no time.
Learn to Play Guitar Tabs - The Easy Way
What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of playing a lead guitar solo? 98% of guitarists would immediately think of some scale or scale pattern; very few would think of using chord shapes.
Here is a very simple yet effective way to create powerful, musical solos...
Step 1: Begin with the basic chord progression of the song you want to solo over.
I'll use a simple three chord progression in the key of G.
G /// | D /// | C /// | C /// |
Step 2: Design a variety of chord shapes on a defined string grid.
String grids are essentially groups of three stings i.e., grid 1 = strings 1, 2 & 3; grid 2 = 2, 3 & 4; grid 3 = 3, 4 & 5 grid 4 = 4, 5 & 6.
Since we are working on lead guitar solos I would recommend using string grid 1.
Step 3: Using voice leading principles create your chord shapes from a predetermined point on the string grid; the best way to make sure you have all your options covered is to begin with the first chord and find as many ways to play this chord on the string grid you have selected.
How does this help you with your lead solos? Easy you simply pick any of the notes (strings) that are in your chord shapes.
Here is an example:
G chord = you could play
G chord = you could play
Try playing different string sequences and see how many new sounds you can come up with! Once you find a pattern you like change to the next chord in your chord progression and use the exact same picking sequence, then on to the next chord with the same picking sequence.