Category Archives: Lead Guitar

Blues By The Bar – Review

Author: Chris Hunt
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

This is another blues licks / solos book with a bit of a twist. The content is easy to follow and pretty much jumps straight into simply learning a bunch of licks, but in an organised fashion. All the examples are played over a single chord progression with two common variations and all in the same key.

The idea is to learn a bunch of licks that work over each section of the chord progression. For instance, you get about fifteen licks for bars one and two, ten licks for bars three and four, ten licks for bars five and six, etc.. Continue reading

Chord Tone Soloing – Review

Author: Barrett Tagliarino
Level: Beginner to Advanced

Chord tone soloing

I finally got round to buying this book a few months ago but I’ve only just managed to take a good look through it. So what’s the verdict? The book gets a very big thumbs up from me, but before I go any further, it’s important you understand the purpose of the book. If you don’t, then you may end up buying it for the wrong reasons. Continue reading

Blues Solos For Guitar

Author: Keith Wyatt
Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Blues Solos For Guitar

When I look through a new book I’ve just purchased, I normally spend some time looking through all the pages, listening to the CD (if there is one) and then maybe have a little work through one or two of the examples if something inspires me at the time. All in all, I don’t actually buy guitar books with the intent of working through the whole thing straight away, if ever. The hour or two I spend when I first look through it, tells me what I want to know about a book, how good it is and how much I can gain from it. This information gets logged in memory until the time comes that I feel inspired by something, which makes me want to go grab an appropriate book for some serious guitar practice. So why am I telling you this? Continue reading

Advanced Guitar Soloing – The Professional Guide to Improvisation

Authors: Daniel Gilbert and Beth Marlis
Level: Advanced

Advanced Guitar Soloing

This is essentially a practice workbook for advanced lead guitar. These kinds of books are undoubtedly the best to learn and improve your guitar lead playing but what you aren’t going to get is any kind of epiphany from them. Continue reading