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Guitar Cheats: Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro

Today we present "Three Ways to Solo Like a Pro," part 3 of Darrell Braun's popular "guitar cheats" series of lessons. By the way, if you missed parts 1 and 2, you can find them right here:

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Anyway, in his new lesson, Braun offers tips on, well, how to solo. He kicks off by boiling down three different pentatonic forms into one easy shape. And, as always, Braun's videos display the tabs as he plays the notes, so you can follow along.

It might seem like pretty basic stuff at the outset, but give it a chance; there are pointers to be found!

For more videos by Braun, head to Darrell Braun Guitar on YouTube.

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas (opens in new tab), was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron (opens in new tab), a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (opens in new tab). He now plays in two NYC-area bands.