Watch the Building Solos & Themes online guitar lesson by Lee Roy Parnell from Slide Guitar Slinger

In building solos, there's probably a method to it, although I don't think about it so much. From being a songwriter, I like to build a solo using the melody that I have in my head. It's almost like I'm trying to go for the harmony of what I'm singing. You can go anywhere from here, but it's important to focus on where you're starting at, and to identify what's home base.