Two Mini Guitar Lessons To Help Stop Your Guitar Solo's From Sounding Mediocre!

By Mike Jones

Hi It's Mike from Killer Guitar Tips with some more mini guitar lessons.

The following article will show you a couple of mini guitar lessons that will help bring your guitar soloing on leaps and bounds and help stop you from sounding shall we say mediocre!

OK, let;s get started...

In this weeks mini guitar lesson I will show you how to use the pentatonic pattern #1 scale for both major and minor solo's.

The first thing we need to understand is that every pentatonic pattern can be used for major and minor scales.

Taking pattern #1 at the fifth fret, the two keys are A minor (Am) and Cmajor (C). We call this the relative major and minors.

Therefore this pattern can be used for BOTH these keys. If we use this pattern for Am and play it over a track written in A major we will get a really cool bluesy / rock sound!

Now here's the best part...

Keeping with this pattern, move the whole pattern down the neck towards the tuning pegs by just 3 frets. Now, when we play this same pattern here we will now be playing in A major that produces a very melodic, tuneful soloing sound!!!

Moving onto the next little mini guitar lesson continuing the theme of moving pentatonic pattern #1 around the guitar neck to crete great solo's.

So in the key of A, playing pattern 1 at the 5th fret (Am) you can create a great bluesy rock solo.

Now here is a great little tip... Move the whole shape up the guitar neck by 7 to Em and continue playing! This will produce a great melodic sound using exactly the same pattern but played at a different part of the neck, try it, it's a mainstay in the guitarists bag of tricks.

Remember to make a place on your hard drive for all the mini guitar lessons I will be giving you in articles over the coming weeks and make sure you practice them regularly. You will eventually have a fantastic bag of tricks that when used together in a solo will produce a pro sound. Your friends will be amazed at you new found skill!

All these mini guitar lessons i will be giving you are just a very small fraction of material contained in the Killer Guitar Tips home study course but even so are invaluable in your journey to be come a great player. - 31840

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