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That first improvised guitar solo can put a look of abject terror on a new guitarist's face. But as with anything in music, working first on a few basic ideas will build both a solid foundation and your confidence, until you're shredding with the best of them. Here's how to get started and get better and your guitar solos.
I dug around through the markets and discovered 11 of the coolest and most useful smartphone apps out there for guitarists. Not those dopey "strum your phone and hear some midi" things. You're playing a real guitar, so we'll concentrate on apps that will actually help your training and productivity on guitar.
Going it alone as a beginning guitarist can be challenging because you don't get the road map through the musical journey that a teacher can provide. It's much harder to learn intermediate and advanced guitar concepts if you don't have the basics down first. I'm going to give you a checklist of guitar concepts every guitarist needs to know, and the order you should learn them in for the easiest advancement.
Every guitarist has holes in their playing skills. If you've ever felt like you're starting over everytime you learn a new song or you can't improvise to save your life, you've probably just missed out on some basic music theory along the way. Learning and playing the guitar can be made considerably easier if you know how the music is put together. Let me explain...