JLG Guitar Tuition - First Steps to Soloing (1 Octave Scales) - (Video)

 

First steps to Soloing (1 Octave Scales)
This video covers the first of scales we will use to get you started soloing on guitar. These are "open string" scales, though some are quite basic they are still very useful for soloing and playing riffs on guitar. e.g, the riff in AC/DC - Back In Black uses part of one these scales, G Pentatonic Major. Its always useful to be able to use the bottom of the fretboard as much as higher up.
First Steps to Soloing (1 Octave Scales)

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Some of the best riffs have used 1 Octave Scales i.e, AC/DC - Back in Black (straight after the chords at the very start) The
If you're thinking of lead guitar, or indeed want to add some "spice" to your chord progress
So without scales, , you are "groping in the dark". You can think of a scale as a "path" to walk down which leads to (in this case) a solo. But, sometimes the simplest of scales are overlooked as most people start to learn a Pentatonic (5 note scale) as their very first scale. While this is really useful - the bottom end of the guitar neck gets left out and they susequently dont think of the great possibilites for solos and techniques on the lower frets.
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So why am I using 1 Octave Scales?
ns" between chord changes, think about 1 Octave Scales and get the important ones down first, G Major (inc PentaE and A Natural Minor Scales also. These will give a great foundation for adding licks and "fancy bits" to your low end solos and chord changes.
notes used on the 1st 2nd and 3rd strings come straight from a E Minor/G Major Pentatonic (1 Octave Scale). Some of the greatest guitarist have always remembered to not neglect the bottom end of the fretboard despite the top end seemingly sounding more "flash".