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Do you want to create awesome guitar solos each time you pick up your instrument? If you are like most guitarists, you struggle to make great melodies when writing guitar solos. This happens frequently because guitar players spend most of their time working only on things such as improving guitar techniques, skills and speed. As a result, they can play technically well but do not know how to start creating guitar solos that sound melodic and musical.

In order to start writing guitar solos with great melody, it is important to observe the vocal phrasing of great singers. To do this, first begin by thinking critically about the vocal melodies of your singers, why they choose the notes they do, and how you can use this to improve your guitar solos. Next, use each of the most important notes in the melody as “sign posts” to build your guitar solo around. Find out more about writing guitar solos by watching this guitar soloing video.