Easy Guitar Octave Slide Lick Lesson
In this easy guitar lick lesson I show you a trick to move quickly up the neck while your soloing. It is as easy as playing the same scale position up an octave higher. This way you don’t have to try to figure out what scale to play and where to play it. You simply play the same scale an octave higher. This gives more access to a wider range of notes without having to memorize a whole new scale.
The Example I use in The Video
For example, look at the figure below. Here I am soloing in an F# minor pentatonic towards the lowest part of the neck. This is the scale I am soloing over in the video. Now I can play that same pentatonic an octave higher. Since I have this scale memorized it is super easy to find it and get right into it. I can even start at a lower note when I move to the higher scale. This way it doesn’t seem to jump to far.
Other Ways to Use this Method
From up higher on the neck, you can start moving into different scale positions or slide back down an octave. You could shoot off into an arpeggio. This just might be the key to get you out of a boring monotone solo. Another idea is to play it like it is two different voices on the guitar talking to each other. Somewhat like a call and response solo. Please experiment and comment if you have any other good ideas.