Watch the Pier of the Sea: Lead 1 online guitar lesson by Andy Aledort from Jam Night Vol. 2
Oftentimes, an immediately effective approach to take for an initial leap into a guitar solo is to emulate the vocal melody, which is the idea behind this first solo example. A great scale to use for soloing on this song is G major pentatonic (G A B D E), and I use it in single-note and doublestop (two-note) fashion throughout the example. Another essential part of this solo example is that every lick that is played directly references the chord it is played over, which serves to solidify the effectiveness of the improvisation.