Watch the SECTION 9: Improvisation online guitar lesson by Susan Mazer from Hands-On Guitar: The Beginner's Guide

Up until now we’ve played exactly what was on the page as accurately as possible. It sounded great, but music is creative, expressive, and individual. In this lesson we’re going to improvise with an “A” minor pentatonic scale, which is the same thing as taking a solo. When you improvise you basically play what you feel based around the chord changes and a particular scale. Improvising is a lot like telling a story, because you put your feeling and emotion into it. So lets gets creative.