Solo tips

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Joined: 01/10/02

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id like to consider myself as a "moody" player. i mean i play based on what i feel on a certain day/practice/jam. some think its cool because i improvise but somtimes my bandmates think its not. the thing is, my solos are different for every practice. it depends on what i feel and what band/artist i was listening to before practice. there are days when i play great solos but i easily forget them. its as though i was in a trance while i executed it. its kinda hard for me to work on solos coz i get bored. but i understand that there's more room to mess up when you dont have a fixed solo run. what should i do? how can i like what i play without getting bored on the next practice?

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id like to consider myself as a "moody" player. i mean i play based on what i feel on a certain day/practice/jam. some think its cool because i improvise but somtimes my bandmates think its not. the thing is, my solos are different for every practice. it depends on what i feel and what band/artist i was listening to before practice. there are days when i play great solos but i easily forget them. its as though i was in a trance while i executed it. its kinda hard for me to work on solos coz i get bored. but i understand that there's more room to mess up when you dont have a fixed solo run. what should i do? how can i like what i play without getting bored on the next practice?

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Get a stripper in. That would keep my concernatration, probably not on my guitar playin but hey, we all need a lil fun every now n then.
Remember, the chickens that fly will always beat the rubber plants that bounce!

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Get a stripper in. That would keep my concernatration, probably not on my guitar playin but hey, we all need a lil fun every now n then.
Remember, the chickens that fly will always beat the rubber plants that bounce!

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scales scales scales and bends and ho po riffs all combined takes practice and a good ear.
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scales scales scales and bends and ho po riffs all combined takes practice and a good ear.
Magicninja
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"If it feels right, play it. If it feels wrong, play it faster” - Magicninja
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GuitarPro/TablEdit

aiwass, I know what you mean about breaking out of patterns and not having technical hindrances for songwriting. I've written some of my most beautiful songs on TablEdit. The only problem I've seen is that I sometimes use chords that are physically impossible to play on guitar!!! Another thing I do is make super-fast runs that I can't play!! Make sure that your songwriting doesn't go beyond your physical limitations as a guitarist...

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GuitarPro/TablEdit

aiwass, I know what you mean about breaking out of patterns and not having technical hindrances for songwriting. I've written some of my most beautiful songs on TablEdit. The only problem I've seen is that I sometimes use chords that are physically impossible to play on guitar!!! Another thing I do is make super-fast runs that I can't play!! Make sure that your songwriting doesn't go beyond your physical limitations as a guitarist...