solo tips

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by nate 0 jt, Jun 17, 2001.

  1. My guitarist wants me to play some solos, but everytime I go to play a solo, it doesnt sound too good. I don't have a problem with note selection and I am very familiar with the fretboard, I just dont know how to make a nice, smooth solo. Could someone please give me some tips? Thanks

    Nate M
  2. i dont know any theory or anything, i find that playing the same notes in different sequence works well.
    go through a few scales or somethingand make it up as you go along.
  3. noPass/noNick


    Apr 12, 2001
    What kind of music do you play?
    solos vary a lot depending of that
  4. I play a variety of stuff, a lot is almost a fusion between various styles. I was just kinda looking for general tips. Like phrasing and stuff
  5. Try coming up with a theme, maybe just a short lick, then vary it in diferent ways leading into another theme. A solo doesn't have to be just a random collection of notes. Start with a small idea and play with it until the next idea comes along.