How To Play Guitar Solos
How To Play Guitar Solos
Richie teaches you how to play guitar a bit better by teaching how to do some ligature techniques like hammer-ons, pull-offs, and bends to show you how to string them all together into a good guitar solo.
How to play guitar solos. Well, what you need to know is what the key of the song is that you're playing over, and then you can decide how you want to treat that song. Maybe you might want to try and make it sound country, maybe you want to try and sound blues, something like that.
Definitely, you're going to use some ligature techniques. So this is a hammer-on, where you play a note with your pick, then put your finger down on the string further up. And there was a pull-off so I'm going to play the higher note, and then pull across the string; it's a slight misnomer, to play the note below it.
So I'll do that again, I'm playing the higher string there, then I'm going to move the finger slightly across it. What people do tend to do is snatch these things, so they'll go, so the note doesn't last long enough. What you need to do is play these things nice and evenly.
One way to do this would be to play the notes as though you weren't going to hammer-on or pull-off, you're just going to play the notes with the pick. So you go, and that's with the pick, and now I'm going to do it with a hammer on and pull off. So you're trying to keep the timing even, so when you speed up, everything is nice and even still.
Important thing to remember, I've seen people make an error where they pull-off. You've got to keep the finger behind you so that the note you want to play is in position before you do your pull-off. So I'm pulling-off from finger three there to finger one.
The other thing that you might want to use is bends. So what I'm go to do now is play two notes of a scale one after the other, and now I'm going to use a bend to do it. So the first note I'm going to play with my finger, three, and then I'm going to bend it up till it sounds like that.
So I'll do that again. So you can play a little bit faster when you use these techniques because the thing that usually slows you down is your right hand. So instead of just going, you might want to go, because I'm using pull-offs there.
And also the other thing is, when you hold a note for any length of time, try to give it some vibrato. So instead of going, I'm going to go, sounds a bit more musical, and you can also vibrato your bends so you might want to go. And then it's usually customary to get some moves that are quite easy to play rapidly.
They're patterns you hear all the time because they are easy to do. In this case, I'm going to use finger four, then I'm going to pull-off to finger one, and then the note below that one in the scale and then back again, and I'm going to try and repeat that. So that's how to employ some ligature and how to play guitar solos. .