Watch the SECTION 2: Solo Studies online guitar lesson by Angus Clark from Hard Rock Survival Guide: Lead

These solo studies are played over backing tracks that I either made expressly for this course, or were made for one of my other courses but are now edited to represent a complete solo form. In some cases the tracks are from album projects that I've worked on and feature live rhythm sections. There's a variety of feels and form lengths, so we're working the gamut from classic hard rock, to metal, to modern sounding stuff. In some cases I'm playing a new solo on an album track that I've already recorded, so it was a fun and interesting process for me apply my solo mapping process to come up with a similar but completely new solo to an older song.

I'll make an effort to point out exactly what concepts are used and where, but as I pointed out in the "make it fit" concept, I'm using whatever tools I have to get the job done. When I say the tracks represent a solo form, it means that my solo is taken over a specific length of bars that mimics what you might be presented with in an actual Hard Rock song. Some are as short at 8 bars, some 16, a couple are really long. It's not a "jam", it's a part of a song, and your solo is meant to serve the song.