Watch the Southern Jam - Solo online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Rock Guitar Greatest Hits Vol. 1

Lesson Source: Jeff Scheetz's Rock Solid

On this solo I tried to be melodic and also cover some "classic" southern techniques. Things like a call and response type of playing, bending notes up with double stops to give you that pedal steel flavor, and slides to keep it all smooth. Sometimes it is the little things that make a solo stand out - so phrasing is so important.
Although most southern rock bands worth their salt had at least 3 guitar players on stage at any one time - if you pick your notes and riffs carefully you can get that "big southern" sound all by yourself.