GUITAR SOLOING 101
AN EASY GUIDE TO THE FINGERBOARD
Homespun Tapes, Ltd.® © 2005
Taught by Marcy Marxer
With Cathy Fink, Second Guitar
Anyone can learn to solo on the guitar! As long as you know your basic chords, you can start playing melodies and improvising lead parts. Marcy Marxer’s user-friendly method brings all the notes, frets and strings into clear focus, giving you an invaluable roadmap to the fingerboard.
Marcy provides both practical exercises and theoretical knowledge to demystify the guitar for learning players. You’ll learn scales both up the neck and across the strings, how to find and identify intervals, and how melodies can be revealed out of chord shapes.
Using these techniques, simple tunes like Frere Jacques and Will the Circle Be Unbroken? can be easily played. By adding passing tones, slides, hammer-ons and other ornaments, you’ll soon be improvising blues, swing (Lady Be Good), a fiddle tune (Chicken Reel) and a pop song (Tennessee Waltz).
This comprehensive two-hour course imparts a huge amount of information that will take you from basics of improvisation to the intricacies of the CAGED system. As a bonus, Marcy and Cathy Fink provide rhythm backup so you can practice your new solos.