Play Lead Guitar and Solo

How To : Play lead guitar like a professional

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to play lead guitar. Lead guitar plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, and guitar solos. When learning to play the lead guitar, the first thing that users should do is to start by playing the minor pentatonic scale, which can ...more

How To : Play rock and blues solo guitar riffs

When you're in a band it's important to sound in tune with the rest of your band and to compliment your bandmates rather than stand out too much. And while for the most part that's true, if you're the lead guitarist then there will frequently be times where you'll be spotlight ...more

How To : Play a rock solo on the electric guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the professionals. This guitar lesson from Siggi Mertens teaches you how to play a rock solo on the electric guitar. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can star ...more

How To : Play solos on the acoustic guitar

This two part series teaches how to improvise playing solos. First we'll review the basic 12 notes of the scale, which we need to know in order to begin working with keys and lead guitar scale patterns. I'll explain how the 12 notes of the scale relate to the guitar fretboard. ...more

How To : Play lead guitar licks like Angus Young from AC/DC

Angus Young of AC/DC is one of the true icons of rock guitar, both for his style on stage and for his amazingly simple but awesome-sounding blues rock licks. This video teaches you how to play six very cool such licks on electric guitar (did you think you were going to play An ...more

How To : Play lead guitar licks on the electric guitar

While we'd love to say that all the members of a rock band are important to how the group performs, we have to admit it: the lead guitarist generally has the best gig. With blazing, fast licks that make our heart go all aflutter, the best and most catchy melodies in the song, ...more

How To : Play two lead guitar licks on the electric guitar

While we'd love to say that all the members of a rock band are important to how the group performs, we have to admit it: the lead guitarist generally has the best gig. With blazing, fast licks that make our heart go all aflutter, the best and most catchy melodies in the song, ...more

How To : Play lead blues guitar

In this five part video tutorial you will learn how to play lead blues guitar. Learn how to bend notes, play pentatonic scales, 12 bar blues rhythms and some blues licks. Follow these lessons and you will be playing blues guitar in no time. Part 1 of 5 - How to Play lead blues ...more

How To : Play a guitar solo for the intermediate guitarist

Check out this instructional electric guitar video that shows you how to play guitar solos. This video is great for intermediate guitarists who need some tips on playing solos. Build a little bit of speed with the pentatonic. Improve your guitar playing skills by learning how ...more

How To : Play the guitar solo from Weezer's "Hash Pipe"

Learn how to play the solo from "Hashpipe" by Weezer with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the solo. For more information, and to get started playing this Rivers Cuomo solo on your own electric guitar, take a look!

How To : Play the guitar solo from Pearl Jam's "Evenflow"

Learn how to play the solo from Pearl Jam's "Evenflow" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the solo. For more information, and to get started playing this Pearl Jam solo on your own electric guitar, take a look!

How To : Play the guitar solo from 3 Doors Down's "Kryptonite"

Learn how to play the solo from 3 Doors Down's "Cryptonite" with this free guitar lesson. This video guide presents a complete, step-by-step breakdown of the solo. For more information, and to get started playing this 3 Doors Down solo on your own electric guitar, take a look!

How To : Play an acoustic guitar solo

If you are looking for some new licks to incorporate into your solos on the electric guitar, then this three part how to video is a great place to start. In this guitar lesson you will learn how to play an acoustic guitar solo. This riff outlines basic chord shapes. Watch this ...more

How To : Play lead electric blues guitar

There is nothing cooler than playing lead electric Blues guitar, is there? Check out this tutorial for tips on how to play an awesome lead. You will learn in the style of the father of Blues himself, BB King. This video will take you step by step through the basics of this mus ...more

How To : Play A Simple Blues Lead Guitar Lick

There is a lot of mystery and voodoo surrounding blues guitar these days. With the common opinion claiming that in order to play the blues you have to really feel the music and respond with your playing. While this is certainly the case when improvising, I would argue that a g ...more

How To : Play Silent Night for solo guitar

Justin Sandercoe teaches you a beautiful but simple solo guitar arrangement of the Christmas song Silent Night. The first video shows left hand only, the second right hand only. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play Silent Night for solo guitar. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play Silent Night for ...more

How To : Play Auld Lang Syne on solo guitar

Check out this solo guitar version of this classic new years eve drinking song "Auld Lang Syne. Aimed at intermediate players, this guitar lesson starts easy and develops a bit. Part 1 of 4 - How to Play Auld Lang Syne on solo guitar. Part 2 of 4 - How to Play Auld Lang Syne ...more

How To : Play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo

In this video, we learn how to play the "Beat It" electric guitar solo. You will want to focus on harmonics when you are playing this so it sounds just like the original song. Start out by playing the intro to the song, paying attention to where the highs and the lows of the s ...more

How To : Play intros & endings for lead blues guitar

This lesson covers five intro and ending licks and how to use them. Intros and ending licks are an important part of blues guitar improvisation. They convey to the listener whether the song is continuing,in the case of an unresolved chord progression, or in the case a resolved ...more

How To : Play the solo from "One" by Metallica on guitar

If you want to play the guitar well, you have to learn from the masters, like Kirk Hammet from Metallica. Learn how to play the guitar solo from "One" by Metallica on the guitar with this two part tutorial. This lesson focuses on the fingerpicking, and chord structure of the s ...more

How To : Play the solo from "That'll Be the Day" on guitar

You may look just like Buddy Holly but do you sound the part? In this tutorial, Paul Watson demonstrates the solo part from "That'll Be the Day" by the late, great Buddy Holly. If you're interested in playing said solo on your guitar, take a look!

How To : Play guitar using the dorian mode

In this lesson you will learn how to play lead guitar and solo using the dorian mode. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play guitar using the dorian mode. Part 2 of 2 - How to Play guitar using the dorian mode.

How To : Play "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This two part guitar lesson teaches you how to play the solo from "It's So Easy" by Buddy Holly on the guitar. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you c ...more

How To : Play "Let It Be" by The Beatles on acoustic guitar

James from Handsome Alvin, the Australian, acoustic duo band who perform in pubs and clubs around Brisbane, wants to teach you an acoustic guitar lesson. This beginner guitar lesson is for how Handsome Alvin plays "Let It Be" by The Beatles. If you want to learn how to play " ...more

How To : Play guitar with your song in Garageband

If you play the electric guitar, you can plug it right into your Mac and lay down a solo track or play along with a song you've already started in Garageband. Just connect your guitar to an adapter and connect the adapter to your Mac.

How To : Play blues on an electric guitar like Gary Moore

If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more

How To : Play vibrato for blues style electric guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. This blues guitar lesson teaches you the basics of the three styles of vibrato. Vibrato is a common problem fo ...more

How To : Play triads for blues guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. In this three part blues guitar lesson you will learn the three triad shapes and where the root notes are. The ...more

How To : Play five blues licks on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well, you have to learn how to play the blues first. Most popular rock songs have roots in the blues guitar style of playing. This blues guitar lesson covers five licks in the second position of the minor pentatonic or blues mode. These ...more

How To : Play "Changes" by David Bowie on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This two part acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the David Bowie song "Changes." Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords ...more

How To : Play "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This two part acoustic guitar lesson teaches you how to play the David Bowie song "Life on Mars?" Once you get a hang of these popular guitar c ...more

How To : Play "Pinball Wizard" by the Who on guitar

Want to impress your friends by whipping out your guitar and strumming some of their favorite tunes the next time you are at a party? This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the popular Who song "Pinball Wizard." Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, ...more

How To : Play "Pinball Wizard" by the Who on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play "Pinball Wizard" by the Who. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorporating them into your o ...more

How To : Play "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play "Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now" by the Smiths. This is not a note-for-note accurate demo, but most of the basic chords are there. Once ...more

How To : Play "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the intro from "That'll Be the Day" by Buddy Holly. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorpo ...more

How To : Play Buddy Holly's "It's So Easy" on guitar

Want to play lead guitar in a rock band? Well first you have to learn techniques from the masters. This guitar lesson teaches you how to play the chords from "It's So Easy" by the Buddy Holly. Once you get a hang of these popular guitar chords and tunes, you can start incorpor ...more

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