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  • Date posted : Jan 01, 1970

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http://www.andrewwasson.com/ Andrew Wasson of Creative Guitar Studio answers questions from off of his Guitar Blog website... Q). My solos don't really sound all that flowing. I, more or less, jam a group of scale notes together real quick and then I try and do licks I know. This was what I thought solos were supposed to be, but my new band members are telling me I need to let my solos, "Breathe," more. What can you suggest to me that can help? Otis -- Miami, FL. USA A). Playing a solo is often said to be like composing a song - within a song. But, on the other hand, you could also say that a solo is simply a series of well linked phrases. The trick here however, is to get the most human and logical flow. This helps to have everything you play wind-up having a sense of continuity. In the video I hit the fingerboard and run through a process of how you can think while practicing your solos to promote a more 'Natural Feel' and imply 'Greater Space' around your phrases. Getting an entirely new life out of your solos is something that requires a lot of consideration regarding how you are both presently playing, and how you are thinking about the scale patterns you know. Plus, how you utilize guitar techniques. All of these technique considerations are fairly important - since things like; bends, vibrato, and scratch tech. are often overlooked. One final tip I'd like to share with you is the benefits of spending lot's of time time learning both vocal melody parts, and horn parts. Vocalists and horn players have to breathe, (and must do so naturally around their lines). We as guitar players can continue to draw notes from our instruments even while we take in breath. Sometimes, when we play non-stop without thinking about letting up, we run the risk of sounding a little cold, and our lines can sound at a loss of that human touch. As always, Thanks for writing in! ------------------------------------------------------------------ TWITTER FEED: http://twitter.com/andrewwasson ____________________________________ CLOTHING: Visit our Creative Guitar Studio Zazzle page: http://www.zazzle.com/creativeguitarstudio/gifts ____________________________________ OFFICIAL Creative Guitar Studio Products Website: http://www.creativeguitarstudio.com/ ____________________________________ ANDREW WASSON - Personal Website: http://www.andrewwasson.com (weekly postings - w/FREE Guitar Handouts) ____________________________________ 2nd YOU TUBE CHANNEL: The Guitar Blog Andrew's Popular "GuitarBlog" YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/guitarblogupdate ____________________________________ Facebook Fan Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Andrew-Wasson/76585035288 ____________________________________ Creative Guitar Studio on Blogspot: http://creativeguitarstudio.blogspot.com/ ____________________________________ MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/andrewwasson _____________________________________

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