How to Guitar Solo and Play Lead Guitar

How to Guitar Solo and Play Lead Guitar

how to guitar solo lead guitar

How to Guitar Solo and Play Lead Guitar

To learn how to guitar solo and play lead guitar, enroll in the free video course below.

Guitar Soloing Video Course

How To Guitar Solo and Play Beyond Scales

See which scales are used to play lead guitar and learn how to add musical phrases to your solos so it doesn’t sound like you’re just playing up and down scales.

See also:

Learn How to Improvise, Play Guitar Solos & Create Your Own Style

Guitarist Joe Walsh Talks About Learning Songs


Comments ( 11 )

  • Matt

    What amps/effects are you using in the Cocaine solo demo video?

    Are you using an emulator/playing into a computer?


  • I was going direct into a mixing board using a Line 6 Pod Pro. I believe the patch I used was just overdrive, delay and reverb.

  • Tony

    I am interested in coming up with some tunes in the e minor pentatonic scale. What chords can I play with this scale? Any popular songs that combine this scale with chords as an illustration?

  • E minor pentatonic can be played over anything that revolves around an E minor chord. Song examples would include “Horse with No Name” by America, “Paranoid” by Black Sabbath and “Running Down a Dream” by Tom Petty. It can also be played over blues based songs that revolve around E major or E7. Examples would be “Purple Haze” by Jimi Hendrix, “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix and “Back in Black” by AC/DC.

    To learn more about using the pentatonic scale and what goes together with an E minor chord, sign up for a free preview of my guitar theory book and DVD.

  • Joel Haaland

    Is the 33% off summer offer still good? Also, you mention the major and minor pentatonic scales as being by far the most important scales. i have been getting more and more into the Allman Bros, especially the songs written by Dickie Betts.
    I have read alot about them being highly influenced by the mixolydian scale. Will I find alot of benefit in your course that will apply to their style also. My main interests are Zeppelin, Thin Lizzy, Molly Hatchet, Triumph and Allmans.
    Joel Haaland

  • Becksblues

    Hi Desi, are this Video in better (HD) Quality availlable? ore where to buy too learn this nice colle Riffs.
    best Regards from Germany


    A real eye opener for me. I fought the idea of just learning other people’s licks and songs i thought i could just wing it.
    Thanks again for another great Video.


  • Peter Cutting

    This might be your first posting in 2018 but anyway although I have only reached chapter 3 ( volume 1) of your excellent Fretboard Theory books I am finding your tutorials very inspirational, in particular your recent “How to Guitar Solo” video that you very kindly posted to me recently. THANK YOU! Keep up the good work.
    Best Wishes & Happy New Year!

  • Derek Haden

    I am at the “I’m sick of scales stage”, but not linking it all together.
    Hopefully with your guide I can move on.

  • Thanks, Peter. I’m glad the instruction is working for you. Let me know if you need any help.

  • Perry Edwards

    Great video Lots of good information.