Pete B. wrote:I wouldn't waste another minute hunting and pecking.
Arm yourself with the knowledge of basic music theory and "The CAGED Method for Guitar", and then you will know why melody lines make sence and it will be almost impossible to play a wrong note.
Pete, if you lived closer I'm sure you'd be my BFF! LOL!
Seriously as somebody who is learning to play lead I agree with this 100%.
Step 1 learn the fingerboard (CAGED)
Step 2 learn the scales and notes
Step 3 play!
You may not hit all the right notes but you won't be hitting wrong notes and that is a helluva start!
From there hear which notes to hit to compliment the chords
Then start hearing relationships between notes, notes in teh chords and notes in the next chord, etc.
So you may hit the tonic on one chord but the mediant note on the next, etc, etc.