Watch the SECTION 7: Soloing and Riffs online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands On Guitar: Beyond Beginner
For me, one of the best things about music is the excitement of playing with other people. Find a friend who already plays the guitar, and ask them to jam with you. Take turns playing the chords and then taking a solo over these tunes. Then, play over tunes you already know. Find the key, ask yourself what the style of the tune is, find the note/key on the neck, and take it from there. Download the list that goes with this lesson called “Great Acoustic Tunes for Soloing” and try some of these!