Do This LATE at Night to Play Your BEST Solos!

If you suffer from guitar soloing problems, or if you have problems based around any type of creativity issue when it comes to playing guitar solos, or even if you suffer from songwriting "composers block," then you are definitely going to want to check out this lesson...

 

 

 

 

In this class, I’m going to show you a guitar soloing exercise that, if you do it late in the evening, will have you soloing more creatively and with more dynamic ideas than you ever had before. 

 

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LATE NIGHT PRACTICE:
Late evening practice is proven to work wonders with artistic creativity, and all you need to do is try the exercise that I provide in this lesson for a few weeks late into the night for proof that this works. 

 

The exercise won’t take you long to do and it will help you get your solos and your creativity up to new levels.

 

In this lesson we'll try and focus on the problems associated with the playing and practicing of solos and, in general - creativity. 

 

But, the crazy thing is that these are problems that you really shouldn’t be having. Yet, many musicians will.

 

Let’s start with a quick look at a comment from Noah in my Video "Blues Rock Pattern You Should Do EVERY Morning," (about the benefits of practicing early in the morning). 


And, in particular where a viewer (named Noah) wrote, “My other best practice time is late, an hour or two before bedtime. Lot’s of creativity in those times.” 

 


 

So, if you are not doing this, "Late Night Practice," then start doing it.And, to help you along, I've got a fantastic practice approach for you to try.

 

Late night practice is something to really pay attention to. And, if you approach this in the right way you can have amazing benefits from late night practice time, especially when it comes to creativity... 

 

Let’s get started. Grab your guitar and I’ll show you an easy but really great way to quickly get some creative practice time in - late at night.

 

 

 

 

CHORD DEVELOPMENT:
The first thing that I need to stress (before you play and practice soloing), is having a short time that you spend, when you first sit down that’s dedicated on composing chord progressions. 

 

One of the easiest and best chord jams that you can focus on is the I-IV-V progression. Let’s try-out a rare approach to the classic I-IV-V that involves an idea called voice leading.

 

Example 1).
The progression (that you see below), is in “B Major.” But, the harmony in the 4th measure is applying a unique descending bass line. Spend some time studying how the chords function.

 


 

Coming up, I’ve got a great scale idea for you to learn and use with this chord progression, but first I want to tell you about a special promotional offer that’s related to my Handouts Collection eBook. 

 

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SCALES DEVELOPMENT:
Once you have an interesting group of chord changes organized and you’re ready for some creative work, the next step is to move into a small section of the associated scale, (this would best be a scale that’s built within the same key signature). 

 

This is important so that you can begin getting right into some creative soloing work as quickly as possible. 

 

Here’s an example of how you can approach your scale ideas on your fingerboard - before you solo…

 

Example 2).
Scale Layouts for Fast Soloing and Creativity!

I like organizing the scales that I’m going to use for soloing in two regions along the guitar fingerboard. The first of these is generally off of a two string lateral approach that uses the notes of the Pentatonic. 

 

Here’s the pattern for the key of our progression. It’s a, “B Major” Pentatonic off of a 5th string - second fret root note. 

 

 5th String Root:


I also like extending into an upper group of notes for more range. In this case we’ll go off 3rd string, and when doing that I also like to experiment with including a scale tone or two, in this case a 4th. (E). 

 

3rd String Root:


 

 

LATE NIGHT /EVENING CREATIVITY:

I am going to bet that if you try spending some serious time on; soloing, along with writing chord progressions, even recording, or songwriting later in the evening - you are going to find that the late evening is one of the best times for creative work. 

 

You’ll probably discover that you’ll get really cool ideas and unique sounding phrases in the later hours of the night.

 

I’m not sure why this is exactly. There have been some studies that say the human body is more alert to sounds, smells, and sensations during the darker hours of the night time. 

 

There has also been research saying that creativity hits a high plateau at night because of the darkness of night-time and its association with the unknown, (which can cause our imagination to run wild).

 

Whatever it is, if you haven’t tried it yet - then be sure to apply the chord progression and scale concept I talked about in this lesson and give it a go. Ninety percent of songwriters and musicians swear by the later evening hours for peak creativity and I know it definitely works for me as well.



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1 comments:

  1. Thank you Andrew. I love the melodic beauty found in these examples.
    David Litty

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