Watch the SECTION 7: Soloing and Riffs online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands On Guitar: Beyond Beginner

In classical music, you play what’s on the page, as written. In most other styles of music you can make the tune your own. You alter the chords a bit, find a groove that works for you, and sing your version of the melody. When you add a solo to the mix, you're basically creating your own music. You play what you feel and it’s different every time. In these lessons I’ll teach you movable forms of the major and minor pentatonic scale, and a sliding scale. I’ll also show you a few techniques that transform the basic scales into a solo. Finally, I’ll show you how to add riffs or fills into your chord progressions. All this will take your playing to the next level!