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Guitar Improvisation Exercises

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Are  you ready to learn how to play lead guitar on the fly? These guitar improvisation exercises will help develop your improvisational skills.

Improvised guitar solos are made up on the spot. It may sound impossible to do, but it becomes natural once you cover your bases.  Start improvising today with these exercises!

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What is phrasing?

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In music, phrasing is the grouping of the notes of a musical line into distinct phrases.  This “Phrasing” video talks about how playing leads and melodies (or phrases) is similar to speech patterns.

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Alternate Picking

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Fig. 1: Simple Alternate Picking Exercise

Fig. 2: Alternate Picking Variation

Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique, used only by pick users, that employs strictly alternating downward and upward picking strokes in a continuous run, and is the most common method of plectrum playing. If this technique is performed on a single note at a high speed, then it may also be referred to as tremolo picking.Read More »Alternate Picking