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Questions tagged [lead-guitar]

Lead guitar is a guitar part which plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.

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How do I play lead of a song with metronome? [duplicate]

It's hard to count 1234 while leading?
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how to learn to play lead parts like this?

This is a song ( ) i like from my country. I like the touch of that lead player. This song is in F major. How do I learn to play like that? Do I need to know the F major ...
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How to solo over chord changes on guitar?

To give some context, I am able to easily solo over a backing track based on the key of the track - all over the guitar's fretboard using most of the advanced guitar techniques and scale runs. My ...
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Are chord transitions and strumming patterns necessary for learning lead guitar?

I've only recently begun picking up guitar (barely over a week ago) with the intention of learning to play lead parts and solos of songs I like. I have been learning chords and scales and how they ...
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Is even-interval tuning a sensible idea for lead guitar?

I'm primarily a rhythm guitarist who has recently taken up bass. I've been struck how easy the equal 4th intervals between strings is for scale patterns, which surely have as much relevance for lead ...
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Balancing sound of Acoustic and Electric Guitars

My band has two guitar players. One often plays acoustic while the other one plays an electric guitar. There has always been a problem balancing the volume and the frequences. While both guitars play ...
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Finger pain in lead guitar practice

I've recently started learning some lead guitar lines, running through scales, modes, patterns, and my little finger simply will not do what I want it to. I have had a few breaks over the years (ring &...
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What thickness pick should I get for lead guitar? [closed]

(I read like a batty child, so please understand that as you go through this message) Sure, I've been playing acoustic and rhythm guitar for over 8 years. Yeah, I got strumming up and down mastered. ...
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Modes: More complicated than it seems?

I've been playing guitar for almost 12 years now. I had never really gotten into what is described as 'modal playing'; I tried years ago and it seemed so hopelessly complicated that I abandoned it. ...
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How to convert Vocals into lead Guitar

I have seen many people play the vocals of a song like leads on the guitar. There is not much guitar in my country's music so I am trying to learn how to convert the vocals of songs into guitar lead ...
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Acoustic guitar as solo guitar in a band

I play acoustic guitar (with a magnetic pickup through an acoustic amp) in a band that also has drums, bass and an electric guitar. I mostly keep the rhythm with chords (I am an amateur in guitar, ...
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Guitar solo techniques

I have been playing guitar for a while now and I've decided (after playing with a guy I know and seeing how expressive his solos are) that I need to improve my improvisation. My improvisations are ...
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As a beginner guitarist is it worth learning to play lead guitar early on?

I started to learn how to play guitar a month ago, but being in a busy science program in college I have limited time to practice. I would like to eventually play lead rather than rhythm. I am using ...