Welcome to the final video in the Lead Guitar Quick-Start Series. Congratulations on making it through all the lessons in this series! I hope you’ve been inspired and feel more confident in your dreams of playing lead guitar. The big question is… what do you do next?
The most important thing for a new lead guitar player like you do is set some achievable goals for what you want to learn next. These goals don’t have to be elaborate or big, like ‘I want to be a great lead guitar player.’ A goal like that is too general to be helpful to you.
Having a goal like ‘I want to get better at playing over a 12 bar blues progression’ is a much more reasonable goal, because you can break the goal down into several steps like learning the blues scale, working with blues jam tracks, and learning blues theory.
As I’ve said throughout the Lead Guitar Series, I think the most important step to getting better as a musician and guitarist is to apply everything you learn and practice with real music. Using the jam tracks I’ve provided is a great way of playing with real music. If you have any friends who play, make sure you try playing with them to practice your new lead guitar skills.
When it comes to playing lead guitar, there is a ton of information available to you. There are enough guitar videos on YouTube to keep you busy for years, maybe even the rest of your life. Between that, DVDs, and books, it can be hard to figure out what to work on next, especially with lead guitar. You could start by working on scales, technique, fretboard layout, sweep picking, playing over changes, and so much more.
If you want to accelerate your lead guitar progress check out The GuitarLessons.com Academy. It’s my online guitar training course and it covers everything you’ll need to know to reach your full potential with lead guitar and much more.
I hope this series has encouraged to keep pursuing your dreams on lead guitar. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below. See you later.