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Question: How can i improve my guitar improvisation!?
im very familiar with the pentatonic scales and basic techniques (bending, hammer ons, etc), but beyond that, i really dont know how to make my solos "pop"!. what do professionals do that i dont!?Www@QuestionHome@Com

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Learn more scales!. Learn as many as you can!. also try and find a tone that suits your style!. Fiddle around with volume, pedals, treble middle and bass knobs!. And just keep playing!. Just play guitar and improvise!. To learn to improvise well i would just sit an hour or two a day doing nothing but playing!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Take a song, say a blues song, and using the approprate scale, improvise over it!. Remember to do it in time with the recording!. To know what scale to use for a certain song, you need to learn more scales!.

Here are the major scales:

Here are the blues scales:

If your ear (aural skills) isn't starting to develop, then use these scales (and the pentatonics) to do so!. Really LISTEN to the notes and how they work together to form a scale!. Half of the battle of making solos is having a good (or at least decent) ear!.Www@QuestionHome@Com

Take classes!?Www@QuestionHome@Com