How To Improve Guitar Creativity Using Pentatonic Guitar Licks
Do you dream of playing amazing guitar solos that are creative, unique and extremely musically expressive?
Sounds awesome to me!
Unfortunately, most guitar players never are able to do this.
Good news for you though:
It’s not too hard to play creatively when you use these simple, yet powerful pentatonic guitar licks:
Use these tips to enhance the licks you learned:
Lead Guitar Tip One — Learn How To Command Musical Tension And Release
The most amazing guitar solos are able to create intense levels of tension and before releasing it.
Anyone listening to a solo like this becomes emotionally engaged and hangs on every note being played.
You want your guitar solos to be like this right?
Work together with a great guitar teacher who can show you how to use notes, phrasing techniques, rhythm and other elements of music to effectively build and release musical tension in your solos.
Lead Guitar Tip Two — Learn To Play Solos Based On How Notes Feel
Knowing how certain notes feel while played over certain chords is key for learning to express yourself while soloing.
Do you what it feels like to play the seventh scale degree of a minor scale over a minor chord? What about playing it over a major chord?
What about the feeling created when you play a b13 over a dominant 7 chord?
The more you learn about how different notes feel over different chords, the easier it becomes to know how something will feel on guitar before you even pick the string!
Lead Guitar Tip Three — Squeeze Emotion From Every Note
Don’t make the mistake of wasting tons of notes in your guitar solos in order to play fast or because you aren’t sure what to play next.
The best approach is to focus on playing at least ONE amazing note first.
Once you can play a truly amazing note, try to play two, then three, and so on until your guitar solos are full of high-quality notes.
Do this by using many different guitar techniques in various ways to phrase a single note differently.
About The Author:
Tom Hess is a professional recording artist and composer in progressive rock style. He teaches and trains guitarists how to become great musicians in his online rock guitar lessons. Follow Tom Hess on Pinterest to receive additional free guitar playing resources and to read more guitar articles.