Lydian Mode Backing Track

Here’s the backing track to last week’s Lydian mode lesson. Again, this track has been extended from the ‘minus one’ track in the original post, with four repetitions of the clean riff, and then another four of the dirty riff. To solo over this, you’ll need the A lydian mode. … Continue reading

Learn a Lick 3: Learner Messiah

This week’s lick is inspired by the solo on Metallica’s ‘Leper Messiah‘, from the ‘Master of Puppets’ Album. You can either play it with alternate picking, which is a challenge in itself, or you can sweep it, as we’re doing today. Played this way, this lick makes a great example … Continue reading

Start playing better Guitar Solos today (10 steps)!

There is a lot of advice going around on internet forums and guitar websites that says in order to start playing lead guitar you should ‘learn theory’ or ‘learn scales’. While this can be true, it is very generic and general advice. Yes, scales will help you to play solos, … Continue reading