Six-Note Soloing: Learn to Play Lead Guitar in Just Five Minutes | VIDEO

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If you’ve always wished you knew how to solo but feel you haven’t got the chops or don’t know where to start, this video is for you.

Guitarist Steve Stine demonstrates his “six-note solo technique” that makes it easy to start soloing instantly.

“And it works over any chords,” he says.

The fingering pattern is amazingly simple, but it does require that you bring your own sense of melody to the process. After all, soloing is all about personal expression. But even here, Stine has some great advice to offer.

“It’s not that you have to know a bunch of licks and things like that,” he says. “The first thing you need to do is learn how to what I call ‘meander,’ which is just moving around playing those notes in different orders, with different rhythms.

“When you get really good at playing guitar and you learn how to solo really well, you’re still going to use this technique. You’re just going to use other techniques as well.”

Check it out, and be sure to view Steve’s other great video tutorials on his YouTube channel.