Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: California, USA
Need help with rock sound!
if you're having problems getting out the bluesy sounding stuff, you're probably relying too much on pentatonics and the standard hammer-on/pull-off approach to soloing. *Some suggestions:
Learn and practice:
Know every note on the fretboard. *It's laborious but I can't explain how helpful this is.
Major & Minor Scales
Harmonic & Melodic Minor Scales
7 Major Modes:
Chordal approach to soloing:
ie: *"Little Wing", Eric Johnson's "Manhattan" & "Trademark"
Two Hand Technique:
EVH, Vai, Satch and others
Frank Gambale, Vinnie Moore, Yngwie Malmsteen
Lastly: *Listen to non guitar music and try to take something from it. *Great examples are horn and piano players.