Make your guitar soloing more believable by
using runs and ideas!
Your guitar soloing will sound boring and aimless
if you just string a bunch of guitar licks together. If you combine
runs and ideas with a careful choice of licks, your guitar
soloing will sound more exciting and interesting.A "RUN"
is a part of a guitar scale played in an upward or downward direction.
Here is an ascending run from the E Blues Scale:
Try this run with alternating picking, hammer-ons,
or a combination of both. Then try a downward run and play it
picked, with alternating picking, pull-offs, or a combination
An "Idea" is 2-3 notes that repeat and add
tension to your guitar soloing.
Repeat ideas as many times as you want to. The more
times that you repeat it the more tension you create in your solo!
Practice the runs and ideas first without the metronome
Then practice each slowly using the metronome
Try making up your own runs and ideas from the E blues scale
Work on some spontaneous guitar soloing using the
techniques you learned in this lesson.