How To Get Started Playing Guitar Solos

Jimi Hendrix playing guitar behind his head

How To Get Started Playing Guitar Solos

In today’s lesson, we are going to learn how to get started playing guitar solos.  This is very important for efficient progress in your lead guitar playing.  If you get going correctly from the very get-go you will have fun along your journey of becoming a great lead guitar player.

Best scale pattern to get started with.

The best scale pattern to get started with by far is the minor pentatonic scale.  This scale is very common in a lot of “classic rock” songs and has been used by all the great rock guitar players.  Players uch as Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Angus Young, Eddie Van Halen and of course the infamous Jimmy Page.

There are actually 5 scale patterns that you want to learn but I recommend you start with pentatonic scale pattern 1.  This is a very easy scale to learn and what you can create with it is endless.  If you learn the other 4 and learn to connect them together, you can create a road map that your fingers can drive on.

How to play anywhere on the fretboard.

First of all, create a fingerboard road map that your fingers can drive on.  you learn how to play anywhere on the fretboard.  This allows you to stay in key.  This is where the fun is.  Being able to play anywhere on the fretboard with confidence!

Knowing that any note you play will sound good no matter what!  You must first get started.  Start out with scale pattern 1.  The one shown above.  As you can see, this pattern is easy to understand and will be easy to play.

Many guitar players face a common problem.  Knowing where to play.  This means they don’t hit all the right notes.  By knowing where the right notes are located along the fretboard, they are going to sound good when you play them.  This is the “secret” to playing guitar solos.  Knowing how to sound good every time.

Lead Guitar Wizardry volume 1.

Enter the solution to the problem.  My book I authored called Lead Guitar Wizardry volume 1.  This book shows you exactly what I have been talking about here in this article.  Getting started playing guitar solos and how to sound great every time you play them.

Lead Guitar Wizardry volume 1

The benefits of Lead Guitar Wizardry are:

  • Learn the basic concepts of guitar solos

  • Easy scales to start out with

  • Step-by-step method

  • How to bring these scales to life

  • Key progressions to solo over

  • 12 bar blues and blues scale

  • Transposing to different keys easily

  • Harmony notes, octaves & hybrid picking

Lead Guitar Magic

Along with additional spells and incantations to help you build a solid foundation for creating guitar magic.  Get started with becoming a lead guitar player, and have fun in the process.   This book will show you how. It will show you everything you need to know to get started creating your very own awesome guitar solos.  Just like the masters.

If you look at guitar players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton & Jimmy Page, they’ve all used this information to become great guitar players. and now you can too.  And what is even better is that this book is easily accessible online in both ebook and print format Through Kindle & Amazon.

Get started today, on the magical journey of playing guitar solos and master the art of lead guitar playing.  And as always, if you have any questions about what I’m teaching, feel free to shoot me an email or contact me on social media.

Thanks for reading and best of luck to you.

Sincerely, Dwayne Jenkins