This set of lessons teaches the fundamentals of arranging melodies for solo guitar, otherwise known as Chord Solos.
Lesson 1: Chord Solos - A Guide to Instrumental Arranging
A Chord Solo is an instrumental arrangement of a song that incorporates the chord progression, the melody, and the rhythm and wraps them up into something playable by a solo guitarist. They also make great instrumental sections to a song you are singing, much like the original recording might include a lead break. This set of lessons introduces some of the concepts and techniques to get you started on this journey. It is designed to teach you how to make your own arrangements, not just play some that you may have heard.