Lead Guitar Lessons For Beginners

Purpose of this Series:

Welcome to our lead guitar lessons, these lessons are designed to be a series that build upon one another. In this series of lesson we will put together short solos based on utilizing different soloing techniques. These lessons will teach you how the different solo techniques can be used to enhance a guitar solo. This series is intended for beginners, it will not turn you into pro, but it's a good place to start!


Prerequisite: If you are a real beginner, you should do my Beginner Guitar Lessons first.


The Hand

These lessons will refer to your fingers as numbers, the image to the right displays which fingers we are referring to. guitar hand


Beginner Lead Guitar Lessons List

Lesson Lesson Description
Lead Guitar Lesson 1: Beginner Solo This lesson is a three part lesson in which we build a simple solo that will be used in the next lessons.

Part 1 breaks down the first half of the solo
Part 2 breaks down the second half of the solo
Part 3 (Includes Video) combines parts 1 and 2 to form a short and sweet guitar solo.
Lead Guitar Lesson 2: Bends This lesson uses the solo we put together in Lesson 1 and looks at how adding some bends to our solo can change how it sounds.

Part 1 adds bends to the first half of the solo
Part 2 adds bends to the second half of the solo
Part 3 (Includes Video) combines parts 1 and 2 to our guitar solo.
Lead Guitar Lesson 3: Pull Offs This lesson modifies our solo that we have built by adding pull offs. Video in all Parts!

Part 1 adds pull offs to the first half of the solo
Part 2 adds pull offs to the second half of the solo
Part 3 combines parts 1 and 2 to our guitar solo.


Intermediate to Advanced Lead Techniques

Lesson Lesson Description
Hammer-On Pull-Off Speed This lesson combines a hammer-on and a pull-off, in a short and combined method, and played very quickly.

Hammer-On Pull-Off Speed This lesson will show you how to perform a quick and great sounding descending pull-off.