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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:

Guitar Cheats: Never Play Barre Chords Again

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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.

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.