Watch the Scoops online guitar lesson by Chris Buono from 60 Electric Guitar Techniques You MUST Know
A great way to make your ideas have a somewhat left field appeal is to inject whammy bar scoops. To do this you push the whammy bar down as you attack the note or just dip the bar and ghost hammer (hammer-on from nowhere) as you attack the note. It's so cool it should be outlawed.
Looking for inspiration? Again, Alex Lifeson. "Limelight". Truth be told, my obsession with scoops started with Satch and Vai and went totally berserk after seeing Dave Fiuczynski for the first time.