How to Improvise Guitar Solos Like a Rock Star

Do you struggle creating your own amazing guitar solos?

Do you freeze when its your turn to take a solo during a jam?

Are you baffled at how the pro guitar players can come up with those amazing guitar solos you hear in your favorite songs?

If so, you are not alone.

There are countless guitar players who want to play guitar solos in a highly creative manner; however, for one reason or another, very few have the ability to do so. So why does this happen?
1. Most guitar players have NOT invested much time into developing their guitar phrasing abilities. This severely limits their ability to improvise inspiring guitar solos because they only understand ‘what’ needs to be played but not ‘how’ to play it!
2. The majority of guitar players who want to play guitar solos think that they must build their solos from a series of isolated guitar licks in order to make them sound better.
If you're looking to dramatically increase your ability to improvise guitar solos, you need to understand how phrasing works and how to appropriately use the guitar licks that you know.

You can work on improving your guitar soloing improvisation skills right now using the guitar licks you already know very well. In fact, by doing this you can quickly create great guitar solo improvisation ideas in the moment without learning any new guitar melodies.

To illustrate how you can do this for yourself, give this approach a try.
Here is the process you should follow:
1. Locate a backing track that contains chords you feel good soloing over.
2. Think of a short guitar melody that you are already familiar with.
3. Start the track and play the guitar lick you chose over it.
4. After you have played your guitar lick one time over the backing track, do NOT play something new. Rather than adding in a totally new lick, play the same lick from step two; except this time make a variation of this lick using any one of the following methods:
-Use an alternate rhythm for the notes you are playing while keeping the actual pitches the same.
-Change some or all of the pitches in your guitar lick while keeping the rhythm of the notes the same.
-Create a different ending for the lick you are playing while playing all of the previous notes the same
-Utilize different techniques such as vibrato, legato and bending to add extra ornamentation to your lick.
-Try to come up with a total of ten alternate ways to play the guitar lick you chose without entirely changing the lick itself.
-After you have improvised ten variations, choose a new guitar lick that is different from the previous one and repeat the steps of this exercise for the remainder of your guitar practice session.
Focusing on coming up with many variations of a single guitar solo lick is actually a lot less difficult than trying to jam together several unrelated guitar licks and improvise at the same time. Additionally, this process of improvising a single guitar lick will sound much better because you have many different guitar phrasing techniques at your disposal that you can use to enhance the notes of each lick you choose.
You may think that this guitar soloing approach sounds like a really basic approach. If so, you’re right… this approach is both basic and incredibly productive at building your guitar playing skills.

If you want more info on how to create your own amazing guitar solos, check out this awesome course from David Taub and Next Level Guitar called Head Turning Licks and Jams

> You'll not only learn a boatload of scales, but also how to apply them and practice them over jam tracks.

> You'll learn how to play over chord changes seamlessly like a pro ..

> You'll jazz up your blues licks to give them that extra kick …

> You'll discover how to use chromaticism to turn heads …

And the fretboard?

The fretboard is going to open up to you like the best surprise present you ever unwrapped because you'll be expanding your fretboard visualization, covering more distance and seeing it in an entirely new and clearer way.

(This alone is HUGE.)

But that's not all …

You're also going to VARY licks and turn one lick into 10 — or more!

You'll build and connect licks into long runs moving all over the neck …

You'll diversify your playing by learning arpeggios, associating chords with scale shapes, building hammer-on and pull-off licks, and using interval licks to drop jaws all over the place.

And look …

… if you're not yet familiar with these techniques, RELAX …

… They will break everything down to its smallest piece, and then demonstrate everything at slow and regular speeds with close ups of the neck and fretboard.

Best of all …

David and the team will demonstrate and teach everything over the included jam tracks. Not only is this way more effective, but it's totally FUN because it's like you've got an amazing band behind you.

Listen, I could type away at the keyboard for hours about this …

But it's simply something you gotta go SEE FOR YOURSELF:

Watch the preview video here to SEE and HEAR what sort of licks you will play!