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Old 09-09-2018, 02:47 PM
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Intervals and ear training. Sing everything you play. Eventually you can play what you sing in your head.

Scales are fine. Arpeggios are probably more useful. Learn chords as clusters of motes, not "shapes." When you realize a G chord is anywhere you can play a G,B, and D note (and you know where all the G,B, and D notes are) the fretboard becomes your playground.
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Intervals and ear training.Sing everything you play. Eventually you can play what you sing in your head.

Scales are fine. Arpeggios are probably more useful. Learn chords as clusters of motes, not "shapes." When you realize a G chord is anywhere you can play a G,B, and D note (and you know where all the G,B, and D notes are) the fretboard becomes your playground.
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I posted this before, but I've written a paper about soloing, written from an overall stylistic perspective, and it is HERE.


I've never had any professional training in soloing but it is a huge part of what I do, especially in the studio. I grew up in the '60s and '70s, the epicenter of guitar solo development. I spent my junior high and high school afternoons alone, listening to radio and records and learning to play. I listened to so many people to learn how to solo - the Allman Brothers, the Doobie Brothers, Joe Walsh, Pink Floyd, YES, etc. Because I was playing in bands and it was clear from the period that what sold was original soloing, I was always taking in other's methods and styles but folding them into my own developing style. It wasn't until college that I formally studied music and composition and learned the methods of composition.


So anyway, the ideas I use are in the paper above.


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Bob! That is a great article. Thanks for sharing.
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This is a great thread!
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