Learn a few different examples of rhythm-guitar ideas that jump around harmonically and also feature the incorporation of suspended chords.
This kind of “positional wizardry” can be used to generate interesting melodic patterns that can be used in a variety of ways.
These string-skipping techniques will help you nail some fast alternate- and sweep/economy-picked phrases.
Learn a double-picking technique Jake E. Lee used to great effect during his time with Ozzy Osbourne.
Walk the line between playing only single notes while also outlining “wide” chord voicings via the use of arpeggios.
This lesson can provide you with a few patterns and ideas you can incorporate into your own solos and riffs.
Marty Friedman demonstrates some cool ways you can achieve the effect of fast arpeggio-based sounds while avoiding the predictability of standard sweep-picking licks.
Use your whammy bar to “color” chord patterns and give single-note lines different and unusual textures.
Link a few scale patterns together so you can start making full use of your guitar’s neck when you’re playing a lead.