Here are tracks you can practice your lead guitar scales you've been taught, plus any "licks" you've learned. The trick here is to start off slowly, making sure to be SMOOTH AND IN TEMPO WITH THE RHYTHM GUITAR. Then try and speed up some, again staying IN TEMPO. Once that is mastered, it's time to try experimenting some, not just playing scales. The goal is to memorize those pesky scales and to develop a style of playing that is entirely your own. MANY students tell me how much they enjoy soloing, that it is a type of creativity they've never experienced before. I promise, the more you do these exercises, the easier they get, the faster you get, and the more you like doing them. Enjoy!
DON'T FORGET TO "CHOKE UP" A LITTLE ON YOUR PICK, AND DON'T FORGET TO USE AN UP AND DOWN MOTION, AS YOU'VE BEEN SHOWN!
EASY COVER PRACTICE SONGS: This box contains several songs arranged GENERALLY from easiest to hardest to play. IF YOU ARE NOT A STUDENT OF MINE, WRITE DOWN THE CHORDS I CALL OUT IN EACH SONG'S INTRODUCTION. STUDENTS HAVE THE CHORD CHARTS OPEN IN FRONT OF THEM.
BELOW ARE HARDER SONGS FOR BEGINNERS. AGAIN, WRITE DOWN ANY CHORD CHANGES I CALL OUT IN THE SONG INTROS.
THIS IS A HIDDEN PAGE. PLEASE KEEP THIS PAGE A SECRET! Otherwise I'll have to change its name to something impossible to find.
THIS PAGE IS FOR STUDENTS THAT WANT TO PRACTICE MORE. I DIDN'T SET OUT TO DO THESE SONGS AND THEIR ACCOMPANYING COMMENTS AS ARTSY, HIGH QUALITY RECORDINGS, AND FOCUSED ON QUANTITY OVER QUALITY. THE END RESULT IS 40 SONGS THAT MIGHT HELP THEM MAKE PROGRESS.
THERE ARE A FEW I NEED TO RERECORD, I USED A DI (direct input) METHOD FOR HALF OF THESE, AND A MIC ON MY D-35 FOR THE OTHER HALF. AND A FEW I SANG OUT OF MY RANGE, BRAVE, STUPID GUY THAT I AM.
MY INTENTION IS TO NOT TEACH THE SONG, BUT REFRESH THE STUDENT'S PREVIOUS LESSON JUST A LITTLE HERE. HOPE THESE HELP. THEY CAN'T HURT.
BY THE WAY, I'M JUST LEARNING HARMONICA AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY. SORRY. MOSTLY, I'M LEANING FORWARD AND BLOWING HARP AS I PLAY AT THE SAME TIME.
THESE SONGS ARE NOW PLAYING FINE ON PHONES AND DESKTOPS/LAPTOPS, AFTER A YEAR OF WAITING FOR GO DADDY TO FIX THE PROBLEM. HOPE THIS FUNCTION LASTS AS IT IS NOW. THANKS, GO DADDY!
LEAD GUITAR PRACTICE TRACKS
BELOW ARE MEDIUM ABILITY BEGINNER PRACTICE SONGS, AGAIN GENERALLY ARRANGED FROM EASIEST TO HARDER. STICK WITH IT, BUT HAVE FUN!
TURN YOUR VOLUME WAY UP FOR THESE LOW VOLUME SONGS, PLEASE.