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Want to know what some people consider one of the biggest mysteries in lead guitar?

Phrasing!

The art of phrasing seems to be a mystery to so many guitar players!

To demystify it a little bit I want you to think about a phrase as a musical sentence.

A guitar solo, in a lot of ways is a combination of phrases. Think of these phrases as sentences in a conversation punctuated with commas and full stops.⁠

These musical sentences tell the listener what you want them to hear and cause them to feel what you want them to feel.⁠

Does this mean a phrase is the same as a lick? Well, yes. I suppose so. But phrasing is also about how you present notes in an improvised solo.

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