What Is Lead Guitar?
Often times in a song the guitar will take center stage to play a melody or even a solo. This video is an overview of what lead guitar is and how we come up with lead guitar parts.
You can learn how to play lead guitar right here with our easy to follow lessons. Some basic lessons to get you started would be:
- Getting Started With Lead Guitar
- Lead Guitar Lessons And Tips
- Guitar Exercises: The 7 Minute Guitar Workout
Learn Easy Guitar Solos
One of the best ways to learn how to play is to learn solos from popular songs. Check out the link below to learn several popular solos that are perfect for beginner players to learn:
Scales Come In Handy
Learn your scales. It will help. Knowing scales allows you to be able to play smoothly and coherently without sounding like a train wreck.
In a way, learning scales is kind of like learning what notes go together well when you’re playing in a certain key. Knowing these scales will give you a foundation to know what lead notes sound good together and which ones don’t.
Lead Guitar Techniques
Common lead guitar techniques include hammer-ons, pull-offs, bends, slides, and vibrato. In the video below I’ll show you how to play these techniques:
A hammer-on is simple technique of “hammering on” the
A pull-off is the opposite of a hammer-on. Pull-offs
Bends are performed by literally bending the string
Slides are a basic guitar technique that you’ll find