If you prefer playing the electric guitar and are comfortable with the basics from our beginner guitar lessons, you'll be glad to know that we have several solo guitar lessons on our website, each one giving you step-by-step guidance on learning the most popular riffs and solos. As you know, our video tutorials contain animated tabs, which makes them very easy to follow, especially for beginners learning the electric guitar.
The main advantage of learning lead guitar with our solo video lessons is that we concentrate on teaching you through making you play real music, not just single exercises. Through learning to play popular riffs and licks, you'll be advancing your lead guitar skills as well. This combination of practicing through playing songs will mean that your practice sessions will remain exciting, you'll actually want to practice as much as you can, since you'll be making great music. This is the biggest advantage of learning songs, you'll stay motivated and really want to play as much as you can, due to the fact that you'll be playing the solos you've been listening to for years.
We have several guitar lessons on popular songs which use awesome guitar solos for you to learn. Here are the top 3 watched lessons on guitar solos we have at TheGuitarLesson.com, check them out:
Sweet Child O' Mine
Our Sweet Child O' Mine solo lesson will have you playing that classic intro riff that Slash plays in no time at all.
Amongst other things, you'll also learn the verse, bridge, some theory on guitar scales and you'll have a great chance to practice string skipping, essential to playing lead guitar. The story behind how Slash came up with the intro riff is very funny, read up on it if you have time. Few people know that the songs popular intro riff is played on a single scale, which has huge implications for you as a lead guitarist. Think about it! One of the most popular riffs of all time is played on a single scale in a single key. Could you come up with one of your own?
Our solo guitar lesson on Layla will teach you how to play this rather advanced song by Eric Clapton.
You'll be using basically every lead guitar technique imaginable, which means you'll get a chance to practice hammer ons, pull offs, string sliding and bending, as well as bar chords during the verse.
All in all, learning this song will really advance your soloing skills.If you've been learning the electric guitar for some time now, and are looking for a nice challenge, you should definitely have a look at this awesome song.
I usually recommend our Wipe Out solo lesson to beginner guitarists, since you can basically start learning it from day 1 of picking up the guitar. Of course, you won't be playing it perfectly without enough practice, but it will teach you a very important technique of playing the guitar, namely alternate picking. If you want to play lead guitar, you'll need to really master the skill of alternate picking, it's vital in building your picking speed. If you're still at the beginning stages of learning the electric guitar, you'll definitely want to have a go at this popular guitar lesson.
Check out the above solo guitar lessons, as well as the other beginner guitar songs we teach. Remember that practicing regularly is the only way to really learn to play the guitar, so watch the lessons several times, download and print out each songs tablature, and let 'er rip!