Watch the Phrasing & Melodic Approach online guitar lesson by Mike Zito from Blues Americana

Most important to me in my lead playing is to try and make music out of what I am playing. Licks are great and can really get attention, but ultimately I am trying to play music on my guitar. Melodically, harmonically. Phrasing the notes in a certain way, changing the timing of the feel, can help take a lot of of the same patterns and notes and really get the most music out of them. Melodic soloing in blues, country and rock n roll will always get you further than just fast, lost guitar playing.