Small Victory with learning to play today...
Small Victory with learning to play today or " why to start learning solos as a beginer..."
So I've been working on nothing but Rhythm. Hey I'm not going to play lead so why not focus? I got a good lesson on "why not" and it resulted in one of the small "victories" we all get as we learn.
I got to jam with a bass player and a drummer a couple of months back and the guy that was going to play lead was a no show. :o We start playing and it's fun but at the time where the solo should happen...I'm just playing the rhythm. :dontknow: The bass player ( who plays everything and teaches - bass, guitar and drums) isn't having any of it! :D "Play something, that solo is in (Key)" he just wanted me to play SOMETHING. ;) So I tried... It was fine...but I decided right then I needed to start understanding and playing some simple solos. So I started to learn some of the solos to the songs we had played... Maybe I don't have the chops to play it note for note it but I could play SOMETHING. :violin:
Well that resulted in learning more techniques! :o Sliding into notes, hammer pulls, double pull offs, bending to pitch. More good stuff to practice! And it is interesting. :biggrin:
So I'm driving into work this morning listening to "The Black Crows" (who else!) "Struttin' Blues" :rock: and during the outtro solo it occurs to me I'm visualizing the moves of the licks he's playing. Slide, hammer pull off, 1/4 note bend...etc. :cool:
I could hear a lick and visualize the mechanics of playing it! :D