How To Guitar Solo and Play Beyond Scales
See which scales are used to play lead guitar and learn how to add musical phrases to your solos
So you want to play lead guitar and light up your fretboard with your solos, huh? 🔥
I can't blame you. Guitar soloing is one of the coolest things about playing guitar. 😎
But here's the deal...
In order to be a great lead guitarist, you need to first understand two things:
- How guitarists use scales to play solos (and which scales they use)
- How to play musical phrases so it doesn't sound like you're just playing up and down scales
Hailed as a “music-theory expert” by Rolling Stone magazine, Desi Serna is the author of several instructional guitar books and video programs including Fretboard Theory, Guitar Theory For Dummies, Guitar Rhythm and Technique For Dummies, and Guitar Picking Mechanics. He is known for his practical, hands-on approach to music teaching, with a focus on the guitar fretboard and emphasis on popular songs. Desi honed his craft through decades of teaching, performing, and publishing. He lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area, and works full-time managing his business and GuitarMusicTheory.com website.