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