Do you know what it takes to create an incredibly melodic, juicy guitar solo? You know, one of those ones that make you stop in your tracks at the mall just to listen through the awe-inspiring moment.
And do you know how to create a solo like that in 5 minutes? How about in 30 seconds? How about on the fly?
Recently, I did a Facebook Live post on this very topic. One of my Facebook followers, Isaías, had this to say about it: “That was amazing, I’ve been looking for this long time ago (years) and I finally found it. No one tells you how to play solo, just teach you the scale and thats all. Thank you so much David.”
I was floored.
Let’s be honest. Most guitar players never learn this skill or understand it as well as they could.
But today, I want to let you in on a little secret… It’s not as complicated as you might think.
After pondering great guitar soloing for a while, I realized that there are really just two main components that make up amazing, melodic guitar solos. (And it’s not all about playing fast or becoming a “shredder”, as much as I love shredding!)
Would you like to know what those two main components are? I’ll give you a hint: You most likely already know a fair amount about both of them. The problem lies in the fact that most guitarists never learn to combine these two elements.
Without further ado, they are: scales and chords.
And by now, you’re probably thinking, “Come on, David. This is way too simplistic! Are you kidding me?”
But wait. Simple is the stuff we like to ignore and suffer for it.
What’s the secret?
What you may not know is how to dissect the chord structure of a song, listen to what’s happening and use your scales and arpeggios to make your solos drip and ooze with ear-grabbing melodies. And that’s not-so-simple.
But again, it’s more accessible than you think. Especially if you have somebody to show you the way!
That’s why I’m excited to announce my new FREE course that’s rolling out next week, “How to Create Amazing, Melodic Solos In Just 5 Minutes Or Less!”
Even if you are just starting on the guitar, this is going to jumpstart your guitar playing like nothing else!
In this course, I am going to show you a real-life example of exactly how to think about what is happening in the chord progression of a song and what you should be doing in order to play melodically over the progression.
You really don’t have to feel stuck when it comes to soloing, or be embarrassed at the way your guitar solos sound. This free training will breathe life into your guitar solos very quickly! The reason is that you are finally going to understand exactly what you should be playing over the chords in any given song.
No more guessing!
You’ll feel so much more confident about soloing after what I’m going to teach you in this course. And it’s 100% free.
Be the first to know when it rolls out! Just click the button below and you’ll be notified when it goes ‘LIVE’ early next week.
I can’t wait to get this immensely powerful training into your hands!
Your virtual guitar mentor,
David J Elam