Watch the Connect the Fretboard with Motifs online guitar lesson by Allen Hinds from Melodic Improv

The most successful guitar solos tend to start simple and build from there. This is an important lesson to internalize, since in this world of ProTools and GarageBand we can slice up and put pieces of a guitar solo wherever we want.

When I think of developing a solo, I try to develop a small idea and try to do it in several places on the neck. Here I'll show you an example of doing this, and how it sounds to play a motif in several different positions.